Be Who You Are

This is my son, Henry:

My son, Henry, participated in his first Christmas program at his preschool on Tuesday:
My son, Henry. 

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Back When:
2013: Sharing the ‘Good News,’ with a little excerpt from Walk the Line that relates to Ralph Waldo Emerson… “Or, would you sing something different. Something real. Something you felt. Cause I’m telling you right now, that’s the kind of song people want to hear.”
2012: The Third Candle: Joy, Mary’s Candle (Poem)
2011: Swimming in Troubled Waters: Writing about Faith (The essay I refer to, “Underwater,” was published by Relief not too long ago!)
2010: Mama and Papa Bear vs. Parents of Three-Year-Olds
2009: Baking Cookies, but the finished version of this poem makes a decent little YouTube clip:

2008: Pruning Burning Bushes: first poetry publication (also in Relief, ironically)

Published by Sarah M. Wells

Sarah M. Wells is the author of Between the Heron and the Moss (2020), The Family Bible Devotional (2018), Pruning Burning Bushes (2012), and a chapbook of poems, Acquiesce, winner of the 2008 Starting Gate Award through Finishing Line Press (2009). Sarah's work has been honored with four Pushcart Prize nominations, and her essays have appeared in the notable essays list in the Best American Essays 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018. Sarah is the recipient of a 2018 Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. She resides in Ashland, Ohio with her husband and three children.

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