Letters to my Mother {Day 22} So, I’m a writer

This is my work uniform, pretty nice, eh?

Dear Mom,

I know I started off college majoring in Political Science, and then I briefly considered interior design, then I told you I was going to bible college in New Zealand. As you recall, I eventually graduated from Kuyper College with a degree in Youth Ministry.

So it turns out what I really am, is a writer, and maybe a speaker.  Although don’t worry that pricey college degree from Kuyper is coming in handy, I promise.

Right after you died God communicated to me with unprecedented clarity that I was called to share my story, to take notes and craft words into something helpful and healing.

I remember a very specific chat I had with Dad in the kitchen not long before he passed away.  There was loud country music and hilarious dancing, on his part not mine, I swear.

He played me the song: How bad do you want it?” by Tim McGraw.  

How bad do you want it?
How bad do you need it?
Are you eatin’, sleepin’, dreamin’
With that one thing on your mind?
How bad do you want it?
How bad do you need it?
‘Cause if you want it all
You’ve got to lay it all out on the line

He told me that he believed the reason I was floundering was because I didn’t know what I was called to do yet.  He believed that when I found it, I would be unstoppable.

I’m not sure if I qualify as an unstoppable writer or mother, but here I am, faithfully writing, editing and putting my heart out there.

For over a year now I’ve been writing here in this online space.

My blog partner Michelle and me, in our super mom capes. Check us out over at EpicTot!

Today I start out on another adventure.  I’ll be writing light yet nourishing pieces for parents in the crazy season of young kids.  It’s called EpicTots and I’m excited to be a part of something collaborative.

So Mom, I’m a writer, I wanted you to know, to hear it from me.

I’m not sure it’s such a huge surprise to you on Day 22, but it’s nice to be official.  Tell Dad too, will ya?

I love you,  I miss you,


  • Judi Tieri

    Ok Leanne, I have tears rolling down my face..tears of sadness, tears for the loss of both your parents..however, I also have tears of joy. God has given you an amazing gift of writing; laying your heart in His hands as he beckons you to share…share…share… . Thanks for allowing us to be your audience.

    • http://leannepenny.wordpress.com leannepenny

      Oh Judy, thank you so much for you consistent encouragement, thank you for faithfully being in my audience.