A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending a writer's workshop that was generously gifted to me by my in-laws. I have loved to write since the 3rd grade when I penned an ode to my favorite sport creatively titled "Softball". If you haven't yet read this masterpiece, come on over sometime. I still have the original! I've written poems, devotionals, newsletters and even collaborated on a children's book (it's been read by 10's of people). The last few years I have used a blog format to indulge in my hobby. I appreciate the 6 or so of you who have read my thoughts over on www.shelbysfastfeet.com. I created that website several years ago to tell Shelby's story and to help raise money for a research fund in Shelby's name to be awarded by the organization Dravet.org. The organization and the fund no longer exist.
While at the retreat weekend, I came to terms with the fact that, although I still enjoyed blogging from time to time, that website had outlived it's usefulness. I was still blogging about Shelby, but also about my typical daughter, friendships, current events and Jesus. I felt God telling me that it was time to move on from Shelby's Fast Feet and take my writing down a new path. So...ta da! The Sparks Notes is born.
I realize that the magnitude of this will only be felt by me. It's not a big change to the 6 of you reader friends, but it feels like a huge step in obedience for me. I am still the mom of a special needs child, and that colors everything in my life. So I will continue writing about these challenges. But it feels more authentic to give a new home to a blog that I intend to be about so much more.
I am working on a personal domain name (and if anyone has the technical know-how to help me extract it from one website and move it here please let me know because I am struggling!), but for now you can find me here at www.thesparksnotesblog.blogspot.com. I would love for you to join the blog as a member and/or subscribe by email so I know you are out there. And thank you for taking the time to read again.
"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?" Isaiah 43:19a