Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Writing for 4 or More

In the midst of this writer's block, I received an e-mail from lotsofkids.com asking me to write for their new blog 4 or More. I had sent them a link to my blog several months ago to be considered for this writing opportunity. Little did I know that when the time actually came to participate, my mind would be frozen solid! I'm still waiting for the thaw.

So I wrote an introduction about our family for 4 or More. It took me three hours! Three hours to write a few simple sentences about people that I spend every waking minute with.

Here it is:

Stuart and I were married fifteen years ago today in front of God and family and an entire class of balloon-clutching kindergarteners. Looking back, I guess it's appropriate we started our married life with a church full of kids as witnesses because our lives have since been overflowing with children...

The story continues here if you care to read further.


Janelle said...

Your intro was great! Even if it took sweet forever to write. Somedays I feel like I have to navigate through the sludge my mind has become. Here's hoping your brain thaws quickly. I miss your view of life.

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

That is a great story. You did well. God still uses us even in our writer's block. It is Him writing through our lives anyway, right?

I am excited at this fun place. God will do great things to encourage others through your stories.

Much love my friend,

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...


I'm fixing to "click here to read more". This is a great opportunity for you! Way to go. :)

love you

Etta said...

Congrats! That was a fabulous introduction to your family. I'm so excited for you!

Alana said...

Congratulations, Kate! I loved the story about your family. It was good to hear from you again!!

kittyhox said...

Congratulations and good luck on your new writing adventure!

Great intro!

lori said...

what a blessing you will be to that team....you are only frozen for a time...it sounds like you are thawing already with that intro!
What wisdom you will bless so many with!!
YEAH!! I am selfishly glad you are back;)
going over to read the rest...to excited to see the post...I had to comment first!!

Alyson said...

don't underestimate yourself or your writing. you don't have to say anything 'profound' to touch people. I enjoy reading your blog all the time. I find your homeschooling journey so much fun and you very interesting.

Sounds like you have room for chickens where you live! I'll update on them soon. right now they just eat too much....no eggs yet. I think i am going to wait till the spring and start from scratch with chicks.

by the way...I asked to a grain mill for chirstmas :)

Jennifer@DoingTheNextThing said...

I read the whole article - nice job!

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

What a treat...to see a new post from Kate in my Bloglines!

Don't stay away too long!

Mary@notbefore7 said...


I enjoyed getting to know your family a bit more!

"Three is the only age I hurry them through" Oh, I am so with you on this one. My second is three right now and I have 10 months till she is 4 :)