Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.
At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them.
I’m using: robust ~ strength ~ core ~ phoenix ~ blue ~ mother
They were submitted by: Sparkly Poetic Weirdo
Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:
Baking In A Tornado
Spatulas on Parade
The Bergham’s Life Chronicles
Stacy Sews and Schools
Sparkly Poetic Weirdo
Southern Belle Charm
The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
The Angrivated Mom
Confessions of a part time working mom
Someone Else’s Genius
Evil Joy Speaks
Never Ever Give Up Hope
Eileen’s Perpetually Busy
Searching for Sanity
She had a large, robust family and she took great pride in it. Her children were her everything. Her reason to keep going in a difficult life. Being a mother was the most important thing in the world to her, her reason for being. Her reason for breathing.
But things happen, like they always do.
Her family was torn apart by a monster.
She had to go. She took most of the children with her but one chose to remain behind.
The pain in her heart from the one child deciding not to go with her nearly tore her heart in two. Her blue eyes were constantly swimming in tears.
But she had to find the strength in her core to rise like a phoenix from the ashes of heartbreak, violence and betrayal.
She had to keep going on the hope that one day all of her children would one day be under her roof, safe, sound and happy as they had never before been.