”Bearing An Untold Story”

”There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you!” -Maya Angelou

13-years old

One of the questions I get about my story, ”The Promise,” is, why did you write it?

Sometimes the agony of holding something within ourselves becomes more painful than letting it out. You know how a child often comes around pulling at their mother’s apron strings mom, mom, mom, mom! Trying to get her attention. That’s what the child inside me kept doing for years. Each time I’d begin to write what she’d show me, it seemed as if I was writing about someone else until it finally penetrated my inner core. I had learned to protect myself from what I let inside me, but I couldn’t protect myself from what already existed within. I realized as I began to write that putting it all together was something that I needed to do for me because I often wondered if it was as bad as it seemed. It was! And as painful as it was to relive, it was also healing as I faced all the fears, hurt, and anger it created in me.

Releasing the agony of the story allowed me to forgive. It freed me from being a victim of my circumstances, and in that freedom, I choose to overcome rather than fall prey to the lifestyle of dysfunction, it tried to pull me into.

My hope for putting it out there for all to read is that in releasing the agony of my own sad story, maybe someone else will find the courage to face and tell their own.

5-more days before I draw the winner of my new book,” The Promise.” all you have to do is become a follower of this website!

3 thoughts on “”Bearing An Untold Story””

  1. Connie,
    I always enjoy reading what you write.
    I too love to write. When I am bothered by anything, I write. That makes me feel better. As you know, I also LOVE genealogy and work on that daily. Thanks for who you are and for a spiritual connection that speaks clearly about who you are. Your cousin, Leslie Simon

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    1. Ahh, what a blessing your comment is and to have met you along this journey of our life. I’m hoping to get back to the genealogy now that I’ve finished my book! Thank you so much for you kind words, you have touched my heart in a special way!❤️

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