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The hope that made me forget grief #WriteBravely

Dear A,

Time and again you’ve convinced me that the sacrifices I’ve made for my family can never be measured or priced. Even on my most challenging days you’ve given me something to latch on to. I always had wings but it was you who pushed me to take flight and enjoy the ride. Hope and belief are the best gifts you’ve given me.

I had started blogging years ago to help me survive the tired and nauseating feeling that is usually associated with a new mom. While my career break nipped my career hopes in the bud, you always thought it was the best thing to happen to me. What made you think that? Did you always have so much faith in me?

 “No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.”

I was completely broken after Mom’s long illness and passing away. I had lost the will to take up any work and kept dillydallying. As if on cue you nudged me to try my hand at freelance writing. You handled our home and kids beautifully while I researched and wrote page after page on different topics. Black words on the white screen became my allies, once again. Thanks to writing actively, I got my first book editing job too.

This year I got my own domain, all thanks to you and my gang of super-supportive blogger friends. While I’m happy with this, I do hope to see my name on a book someday. I’m in no hurry to do it though. It can wait until I’m sure and proud of what the pages inside have in store for its readers. I can’t imagine doing any of this without you by my side. You’ll be there with me when that happens, yes?



This post is written for Day 6 of the The Write Tribe Festival of Words June 2018.

Quote prompt and Writing prompt:

Write a letter to a person who supported your writing career, whether that be a friend, a family member, a teacher (even one that supported you at a very young age before you knew that it would blossom into a writing career), an author you’ve never met but have been inspired…

“No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.” – Cinderella

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  1. I am sure one day we will see your name on a book.. my best wishes always..

    “No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.”

    You wrote absolutely truth..

    God bless…

    1. Thanks a lot, Bikram. The wish is there and a hope too. Not enough motivation to actually take a step ahead in that direction. Waiting for a Eureka moment that’ll give a sign. Is it wrong?

      1. It will come .. all in good time.there is a place and time for everything and god is great.

        Nothing wrong in waiting fir eureka moment as when it happens everything else will fall in place…

  2. Anagha Yatin says:

    Loved this pouring of heart for the Rock of Gibraltar in your life. Blessed and lucky you, Varsh!

    1. The men in our life are our unsung superheroes, aren’t they Anagha? I felt it was only fitting to show my love and respect this way.

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