I have a favorite book. Just one. Shel Silverstien. I loved his poetry from the very first line I ever read it. My grandma Flagg gave me one of his books for my birthday when I was only 10 and I have loved him ever since.
I love to share his poetry with my kids. I have two in particular...Megan and Abby. They both love to read his books and they share the one with my grandma's signature in it. When I was in high school and college I used to write poetry a lot. It was something I was always fond of and some of my work resembles his. Maybe it's because I loved his work so much. I was going through some of it today and I found a few gems that I need to print off and put in a book. Fun fun fun.
I have found I like to write. I like to write and share it. It just isn't the same to write without anyone ever being able to share it with you. My family is crazy, our lives are crazy. But it's so fun to tell the stories of my family to others. I find that people laugh, cry and are amazed. I want to be able to do that more, to share with not only those that are close to me, but those that aren't. When I was in Vegas this last time I surprised Lisa at the Gin Mill. She was excited to see me and every time she introduced me to someone it went like this..."This is my sister Julie...she has nine kids!" I think I am the lady with nine kids before I am Julie...but that's ok. I do have nine kids and my life is crazy..but always fun. I have stories daily about my life, my kids lives and our adventures as a family this size in today's world.
My favorite author now, as an adult has to be Erma Bombeck. Her stories make me laugh, and cry. She knows how to take life's experiences and make them fun to read, and they make us all feel a little more human because we all have the same life's experiences. We can relate. We understand. We can laugh together.
My life is crazy. I have nine kids. I laugh and cry every single day. Come in and join us...you might find that you feel a whole lot better when you leave...for a number of reasons!