St. Augustine is known to have said “I count myself one of the number of those who write as they learn and learn as they write.” I find that to be true of myself as well.
In adolescence, I discovered that writing words on a page helped release the river of emotions that had filled my heart. In my college writing class, I found writing helped me process my thoughts about life–the past, present, and future.
Then came marriage, graduate school, a career as a child psychotherapist, and then my first child. My passion for writing got lost somewhere between the DSM-IV and a pile of diapers. After my oldest was born, I quit working and devoted my energies to learning how to be a mom. After repeated requests for pictures of my growing baby from family and friends far away, I started a blog to keep everyone up to date. I documented his progress developmentally and shared all of his first experiences. When baby number two came, I blogged about his growth and development as well.
About two years ago, I realized that as my children had gotten older, I wasn’t writing about their development anymore, nor was I posting as many pictures of them. I decided to change blogs, start over with a new name, and begin writing from my heart again.
I think I finally found my lost self after all of these years. It’s nice to be found.
I am now writing regularly for this blog, other blogs and websites, as well as writing a book. If you are interested in hiring me as a freelance writer, click on the links below for samples of my writing. I can be reached via email at: gcfox1 at gmail dot com.
I have written for a variety of web sites and publications, including:
The Gospel Coalition (I am a regular contributor to TGC): When My Children Act Out in Public Motherhood for the Rest of Us I Come Messy and Ashamed
Host Without Grumbling Parenting is Hard for a Reason The Most Important Prayer for Our Kids and Parenting for Recovering Pharisees
Proverbs 31 Magazine, January 2013 edition, “Contentment Where God Plants You” p.6-7 April 2013 edition “Peace in the Storms of Life” p. 12-13
Kirk Cameron.com: Praying for Your Children
Woman to Woman Magazine: “When Worry Invades Your Life” in Fall 2012 edition
Mitera Magazine: Spring 3013 edition, p. 9-10 “To Walk Alongside the Hurting”
The Mother’s Heart Magazine: March/April 2013 “Family Stories” p.42-44.
E-Magazine Ruby for Women: August 2012 issue, p. 7-8 “A Farm, A Garden, and Life Forever”