Wednesday, December 15, 2010

So What's it All About?

I am a writer, author, and edtor. But in my other world I feed the body and souls of individuals. I hold a position as an executive chef and a minister. By doing so, I've been told repeatedly that I am an inspiration to others. If this blog encourages one person's smile and realize that God is in control then I've made my point. Life is experiences, adaptations, and changes. It is never stagnant nor still.

The title of this blog comes from a play on the old radio soap operas where the announcer says, "And now for the continuing saga of ..." It usually was followed by an advertisement for laundry or bath soap...thus the heritage of soap operas. The truth is stranger than fiction a lot of the times.

Believe me, I would not be worth salt as a writer if I had not been given trials and tribulations throughout my life. Even my greatest day of imagining could not come up with some of the things I've lived through. My life is like a very bad soap opera. But for this I am thankful. Thankful? Thankful??? Is it so hard to believe that someone could be thankful for situations that causes other people to break down and cry nonstop? Yes, I am. I've been accused of being Abby Normal (for those "Young Frankenstein" fans), but what is wrong with that? Not a thing. Sometimes, being abnormal is a good thing.

I prefer the handle of "a Woman of God." It is my faith which holds me up and carries throughout my days. I guess I should impart some of my trials so you will understand. I've lived in countries during revolts where thousands of people died within a few months, been raped, battered, abused, held my own dying child, care for a terminally ill husband, raised two special needs children, survived puberty of four girls, been shot, been wheel-chair bound and learned to walk again, been a drug addict and alcoholic, has a terminally ill adult child, and care giver for a 90+ year old alzheimer family member. These are just a few of my accomlishments which complicate a "normal" life. Like I said it reads like a bad soap opera.

SO stay tuned for the ongoing saga of the Murpheys where Murphy's Law and the luck of the Irish collide.

Jo

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