Marriage is a wonderful thing, but maybe not quite as sugar coated as the wedding cake. Sure enough, I got my Prince Charming. Eleven years in love is a long time of happiness, but I’ll never forgot when we got back from our honeymoon.
It was as if I morphed into a totally new Cinderella. One without all of the gushy honey moments and I’m thrilled to make supper days.
I still loved my Prince Charming and he loved me, so why was it so hard to find that girl that hung on his every word and waited by the phone for hours just in case he might call?
Because when love met with the reality check of real life, practicality made room for survival. The amazing thing? Now, I’m glad the honeymoon is over.
Each year my hubby and I grow closer. Each year the word unconditional begins to emerge just a bit more. Each year I get closer to understanding the unconditional love of Christ.
So, how about writing? Is the honeymoon over for you?
About a year ago I hit a bump in my writing road when I met with a reality check. Did I really want to spend all of this time writing, when I might not reach publication for quite a long time, if ever?
Those of you who have dreamed of being a writer all of your life might not relate to this next thought.
For a while there, I really didn’t know. Gasp, you didn’t know if you wanted to write? That’s right. I realized the enormity of the work involved and the challenge to be excellent enough for publication. And I had a whole week of soul searching wonder.
Am I really this committed? Will I publish before I’m eighty? It is worth it?
My final answer was yes, but I didn’t get there right away. When the week was over, it boiled down to one thing…I am called to write.
I thought maybe after praying God would give me this big reassurance that I would get published, or that I was brilliant.
What I got: You are called to write.
I felt like Abraham when he left Ur of the Chaldees. God asked him to follow him without telling him where he was going to lead him. Isn’t that what it’s like to be a writer?
I write because I am called to write and I really do love it. But I don’t know where my writer’s road will lead me. Will I be published? I truly hope so, because as my hubby says, “This is getting to be an expensive hobby.” But even if I don’t, I am writing because I know that is what God wants me to do.
You know what is amazing? I’m glad the honeymoon is over. Because now that my focus is on pleasing God, not the next editor. I have more joy. Do I forget sometimes and take my eyes off of the true focus? All of the time. But I guess that God’s unconditional love will cover that, too.
Is the honeymoon over for you? How do you find the passion to write once the honeymoon is over?