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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I Am From...

One of the bloggers I read regularly not only for the laughs she brings me but the knowledge about blogging and writing as well just got back from SITS Bloggy Boot Camp and shared a writing prompt with all of us bloggers out there. I thought I would give it a shot...so, here goes...

I AM FROM...

I am from rain coats of navy blue with green whales, from Sperry Top-Sider duck shoes and argyle sweaters with matching knee socks.

I am from the bedroom that every little girl dreams of with soft lavender walls and even softer lavender carpet, with a canopy bed and Mickey Mouse telephone on the nightstand.

I am from the sunflower that brings warmth in the fall and the weeping willow that moves to the tune in my head.

I am from Christmas mornings waiting on the top of the stairs for the "all clear" to rush down to see what Santa left behind and Christmas dinners with a relish tray that constantly refilled itself after all of our nibbling, from two high school sweethearts who eloped and two big brothers who always protect(ed) me.

I am from the family that laughs too loud at the table next to yours in the restaurant and the family that will drop everything to help each other.

From the spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down and your nose will grow if you tell a lie.

I am from the church choir full of sweet little voices and Sunday school teachers who held class outside when the weather was nice because God is all around us.

I’m from Annapolis, Maryland, steamed crabs and raw oysters.

From a family of five to my own family of four. From a husband who supports me and loves me even on my worst days. From two daughters who melt my heart when they reach for my hand.

I am from love and laughter.


If you would like a copy of this writing template, please stop by http://www.mamakatslosinit.com/ and check out Kat's Writing Prompts page. Who knows, you may find out that there is a writer deep down inside of you that you haven't met yet.

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At September 20, 2011 at 1:54 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your blogs! You make me so very proud. When things in life don't always go the way I like, I can always think of you an know that I did least something right! Luv mom

 
At September 20, 2011 at 7:59 PM , Blogger Erin said...

I am glad to know that I am not the only one who laughs too loud at the table. And I have t say, the line about your heart melting every time your girls reach for your hand brought tears to my eyes.

 
At September 22, 2011 at 11:43 AM , OpenID pegbur7 said...

Loved learning where you are from. It seems a lot of us chose that very same prompt!

 
At September 22, 2011 at 3:13 PM , Blogger Grams said...

I would say that you are from a wonderful place. I love this prompt. Great job.

 
At September 22, 2011 at 11:34 PM , Blogger Andrea (ace1028) said...

This was a beautiful post!! Thanks for sharing and nice to get to know you. :)

 
At September 25, 2011 at 9:36 PM , Blogger The Preppy Girl in Pink said...

Thanks to everyone who left a comment. This was a fun writing prompt. I'm glad my husband supported my decision to start blogging. It has definitely opened up my creative side and introduced me to a whole new world.

 
At September 27, 2011 at 9:42 AM , Blogger Tiffany said...

I love yours! I can picture your childhood in my mind, very well written. :) Your never ending relish tray reminded me of when I was a kid and my parents used to play cards late into the night with friends. Us kids would nibble on their snacks and it never seemed to go down. I guess they were never ending bowls of nuts, pretzels and cheese. :)

 
At October 23, 2011 at 8:21 PM , Blogger Robbie K said...

Love this! i am from a family of 5 too!

 

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