December 08, 2010

RTW: One life, 6 words

Each week, YA Highway hosts Road Trip Wednesday, a blog carnival in which contributors discuss a topic on their blogs and invite readers to do the same. This week's RTW topic is:

Write your six-word memoir (inspired by I Can't Keep My Own Secrets)

My memoir:

Love from family equals unlimited possibility.

There is no me without my family. My husband, my parents, my siblings, my grandma, my aunt... We rely on each other, do for each other, care for each other. When someone is down, we rally around them. When someone gets messed with... well, you don't mess with someone in my family without riling up the whole pack. And we are a pack with teeth, trust me.

Some grow up feeling held down or limited by their family's expectations. I thank God that's not the case for me. My family has always encouraged my dreams, gone out of their way to help me achieve them. Being loved fiercely and unconditionally gives me an incomparable safety net in life: I can follow my dreams without fear because I know if I fall, they are there to catch me. 

21 comments:

Erinn said...

Beautiful. Excellent and well thought out.

Alicia Gregoire said...

This is so great. It's important for family to be supportive and loved and all that.

Sarah Enni said...

Awww I won't lie I got a little teary at your explanation. Taking a risk is much easier when there's a place you can always feel safe. :)

Pam Harris said...

This one made me feel all mushy inside. :)

Kate Hart said...

Oh, I love this one. Something so good to keep in mind for parenting. too. <3

Cory Jackson said...

Great thing to remember. Very nice.

Marquita Hockaday said...

Aw :( How sweet! You are such a softie, Abby ;)

Jennifer Hoffine said...

So true.

Unfortunately, the opposite is also true for too many people.

Bri said...

Aww, this is really sweet :)

Emilia Plater said...

Aw, this is straightforward and so perfect. It really doesn't get better than that love. :)

Anne Heron said...

Really well said!

danaalisonlevy said...

This is lovely! Well done (and lucky you, where family means something so safe and empowering!)

beck nicholas said...

This makes so much sense to me. Thanks.

Rachel Bateman said...

Such a great thought, Abby. I love when you blog about your family, because the bonds you guys have come across so strongly in your writing. Family really is everything!

Jess said...

Awww! What a good one! Sounds like a great family. :)

Rebecca B said...

I love how you incorporated family with personal identity/goals. It makes me want to revise mine to do the same!

Katy said...

Love this! Makes me want to hug my hubby and daughter. :)

levian said...

aw, i love what you wrote about your family. so close, so much love, so much connection!

Claire Dawn said...

Sweet! Mine is "So much world, so little time."

Angela Felsted said...

It sounds like you have a wonderful family.

Kristin Miller said...

So very lovely. Family is so important: they way they ground us, shape us, forgive us, love us.

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