I’m a Catholic working mum of seven much loved ones, blogging whenever I sense something written on my heart. I’m a member of the Blue Army of Fatima and also a Lay Associate of the Priesthood, which is an external prayer apostolate in which lay men and women share in the charism of the Handmaids of the Precious Blood.
For many long years, I was denied the right to be ME. I experienced the grief of loss. I lived in a dark place, depression and despair – my companions.
But there is a God above, and the turnaround in my life is testament to that. By the grace of the Most High, even as I still grieve my loss, I am now free. I no longer live someone else’s life. I no longer live someone else’s hopes and dreams. And that matters a lot.
But the suffering, – all suffering – has value. To paraphrase Elisabeth Elliot – we have been accorded the privilege of suffering with Jesus, and we must now pour ourselves out for others.
And that is what this blog is about. My posts on writingonmyheart are my ponderings on lives lived, being lived, and to be lived. As I journey from grief to joy, as I try to discern what God is asking of me and to make sense of it, I share what He moves me to, in the hope that they can be little lanterns to light up the path ahead for anyone who needs it.