I started this blog in 2014 as a creative outlet and a means of anchoring myself in regular writing practice. I prayed that my work might be an encouragement to others, set a goal of 100 subscribers, and pressed “Publish.”
Things picked up faster than I expected. I started writing for Her View from Home, and several outside sites began picking up my essays, especially the following article, “Not My Child: Protecting My Son from a Sexual Predator.”
This week, I was contacted by an editor of Huffington Post Deutschland who asked for my permission to translate this article into German and run it on their site. If you’ve been with me at all in this journey, you know that this is one of the most important and most vulnerable posts I’ve written. When it first aired on Her View from Home, I was immediately asked to take it down by someone who wanted to protect the offender. I prayed hard and sought counsel of wise friends, and felt certain the post needed to stay up. It is a message I hope all parents and caregivers would hear. It’s been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on various platforms and has produced more passionate discussion than I could ever have imagined. Now it is reaching a new audience of parents in a new corner of the world.
Friends, if you have a story that needs to be told, tell it. If you have a painting begging to be painted, paint it. If something is stirring inside of you that cannot be ignored, there’s a reason for it. Cultivate it. Pray on it. Stick with it. Good things take time and effort, but the fruits of difficult labors are sweet.
Thank you, for the thousandth time, for supporting this blog and helping me exceed any expectations I had for Revisions of Grandeur and the stories that have been shared here so far.
*Featured image via Huffington Post Deutschland