An essay of heartbreak

Happy Monday everybody. I’m hunkering down with edits for my novel, which need to be finished in the next six weeks before I jet-set back over to the good old US of A to go to the ACFW conference in Indianapolis and try and convince people it’s so awesome they should publish it. Or something like that. So I’m not blogging at the moment. I’ll stop in and give you something interesting to read instead, but it’s unlikely to be from me.

Today’s article is both profound and heartbreaking and incredibly, beautifully, poignantly written. It’s a personal essay written by Deborah Vlock, who I’ve been incredibly privileged to get to know through her blog, and who comments from time to time on mine. This essay is about her experiences with her son, now (I believe) fourteen.

Please read Benjy, Awake. Let it break your heart for a minute. Then, if you think of it, say a prayer today for Deb and for Benjy.



6 thoughts on “An essay of heartbreak

  1. Somehow, I could not activate the link–I will try later.

    Hope you do well with your book. I worked in Indy for a couple of years—very nice people.


    • Thanks Frank, and thanks for letting me know about the link. I think I’ve fixed the link to Deb’s page now. The article at the end should be okay though.
      Looking forward to Indy!

  2. Hi Megan thankyou so much for sharing this. My phone battery has almost died but such a worthwhile read. I came across a saying recently – Your biggest potential comes through your greatest fear. I think I can relate as I took a huge leap of faith last week and the world as I know it didn’t evaporate or disintegrate rather opened up more channels for openness, understanding and empathy. Will pray for Deb, Benji and their family. Enjoy your dedicated writing time in preparedness for your sell to the USA. Blessings Heidi 🙂

    • Wow Heidi, WELL DONE!! I hear you. Done that. Know how hard it is. All the best with it.
      Thanks for your wishes for our trip, and for your prayers for Deb. I so appreciate both.
      And sometimes I think the world is just a little bit of a better place because of the blogging community. Thanks for being a part of it.

  3. Megan, you are such a good, good friend. I am so lucky you found me one bright day! Thank you, as always, for your prayers, and thanks to your readers who read or will read my essay. 🙂 Looking forward to settling down first thing tomorrow with the beautiful words you sent me. Hugs, Deb

    • Deb I’m so pleased to be able to share it, and I feel exactly the same way: so blessed to have found YOU, my friend. We will continue to pray for you and your family.
      (I’m a bit nervous about the stuff that I sent you too. I rewrote half of it yesterday. Oh man. The neverending rewrites!!) Have a wonderful, wonderful day.

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