Edie Melson is a freelance writer and editor with years of experience in the publishing industry. She’s a prolific writer, and has a popular writing blog, The Write Conversation. She’s the co-director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, as well as a popular faculty member at numerous others. She currently has two books available, the best selling eBook, Social Media Marketing for Writers, and her latest project, a devotional for those with family members in the military, Fighting Fear: Winning the War at Home When Your Soldier Leaves for Battle. Married 30 years to her high school sweetheart, Kirk, they have raised three sons.
“I wouldn’t choose it…but I wouldn’t change it.” ~Edie Melson, author
Those words signified a foundational shift in my attitude towards life.
I used to rail against the circumstances surrounding me. I’d shake a metaphorical fist at Heaven and demand to know why I was forced into difficulties. But enduring those hard times has brought me to a place of peace and perspective. Time and again I’ve been able to be a voice of hope to others enduring similar trials, and I’ve come to realize I wouldn’t be who I am today without those times of tempering. So I invite you join me, and embrace the journey.
In Your Words: Have you come to a point in your life when you can say, “I wouldn’t choose it … but I wouldn’t change it”? I’d love for you to join today’s conversation.