I came across an old binder with my writings from 2006 and read this writing exercise that Maureen Ryan Griffin gave as a prompt in class. I thought wow, everything I wanted back then, I still want now and some have actually come to fruition…(not sure if I make “elaborate Italian meals” nor can I say with certainty that my family “adores me” though. I must have been in a humorous mood when I wrote this.
She just wants peace and no more strife in this unsettling world. She just wants no more craziness and constant disappointment. She wants sleeping-in mornings with coffee and crunchy almond biscotti dipped in hot liquid brown. She wants warm fuzzy slippers and flannel pajamas that hide the imperfect shape. She wants the television off, quiet relaxing music and pretty paper and pens. She wants to cook elaborate Italian meals for her family so they will adore her. She wants to drink wine and sit under the stars with her husband in comfortable silence. She wants to take her passion and be used as God’s instrument to help others. She wants to take her story and do something good with it, allowing God not to change her story, but to redeem it.