Happy Mothers Day!

I love Mother’s Day.  Every year for the past few years, my mother, grandmother (Grammy) and I have gone to Harrisburg every year for the past few years for the CHAP Homeschool Convention, since it’s always been on Mother’s Day, and has been a wonderful time every year.  Unfortunately, it was scheduled for a week later this year.  Then again, I didn’t have a blog this time last year, so I thought I’d do something different for them this year.

 

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Me and Meemaw

 

Dear Meemaw,

You are one of the most beautiful people I know.  All the time I get to spend with you is a gift.  Whenever I’m with you, I’m struck by how much you ooze Christ’s love, even on those days when things are so crazy you want to pull your hair out.  You’re both gentle and firm at the same time.  I’m blessed to have a Meemaw like you.

Love, Natasha.

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Grammy

Dear Grammy,

Apart from Mom, you were the first person that held me.  You’ve been with me and praying for me from the start, laughing with me and giving me advice for years.  You’re one of the coolest grandmothers around — after all, I don’t know anyone else who has a grandmother that’ll fangirl over their favorite authors and artists with them.  😛  I know I wouldn’t be where I am as a person if it wasn’t for you; you’ve poured so much time and love into me.  I will never be able to thank you enough.

Love, Natasha.

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Precious and Me

Dear Mom (a.k.a. Precious),

You are amazing, the best mom ever.  I am so grateful for the relationship that we have, that is so unlike the mother-daughter relationships we see everywhere else.  You are my best friend.  Through all the moves and upheavals, our bond has gotten so tight it’s almost hard to believe.  I have no idea how either of us are going to handle my moving out. ;P  Thank you for all the time you’ve spent with me and for all the jokes and the not needing to speak proper English to be understood.

I love you, Precious!

~Natasha.

What are some of the things you love about the mothers in your life?  Let’s take the time to celebrate all of them this Mother’s Day!

Hello Again.

Welcome to my new blog, Starlit Wanderings!  Chances are, you already know me, having just come from my old blog, Memoirs of a Tale Weaver.  Now that you’re here, and you read my farewell post there, you’re probably wondering why I decided to create an entirely new blog instead of picking up with my old one.

Really, I have several reasons.  The simplest is my discovery of there being another Taleweaver that had taken the name before I did.  Once I saw this, I knew that I had seen her before, and that I had filed it away in my subconscious only for it to reemerge when I went about titling my blog.  So I was obliged to change both my site and blog name, and wound up with this.

That isn’t my primary reason for the change, though.  The real reason is a more personal one, and one that I’m not certain I can entirely pinpoint.  Truth is, “Memoirs” wasn’t me anymore.  I don’t really know if it ever was in the first place.  It had a bright, beautiful design (many, many thanks to my mom for helping me with it!), and I initially posted there often.  But after my hiatus in mid-July, my posting grew more and more spotty as time went on, until they eventually ceased altogether.  But during my time away, some things began to change for me.  I grew as a person, and started to find new direction in a lot of areas, not just my writing.

I found myself wanting to create a new blog.  I felt like I hadn’t been as real on my old blog as I wanted to be, and I wanted to change that.  In a way, this new blog is a way that I’m committing to being more honest.  It’s a step forward for me, both in my writing career and as a person.

As always, I’ll talk about writing, even though I haven’t gotten far enough in my writing to offer much useful advice.  Instead, I’ll just talk about my progress and struggles and let the rest of you offer input and talk about your own experiences and vent about misbehaving characters/unruly plots/worldbuilding issues/other writerly mayhem. 😛

So, all that being said, welcome to the new blog.  Welcome to my Starlit Wanderings.

Tally ho! ~Natasha.