Last week I wrote a post called A Mother & Her Uppercase R. I received stories and encouragement from various readers, but one request caught me off guard. A fellow blogger asked me to post a sample of how I write my daughter’s name. Why didn’t I think of that?!?! So I decided to focus my next post on handwriting.
I’m a writer. Long before I began blogging I was an avid journaler (And yes, I believe I just made up a word. Writers get to do that, you know.). I rarely go anywhere without my notebook and planner in hand. There’s something about a pen and paper that speaks to my soul.
I remember things better when I write them down by hand. The handwritten word is art to me. Each letter is an expression of my life and energy. I’ve written posts on the power of words, but I believe that a word written by hand carries even greater power. I love blogging, but my handwriting allows me to express myself on an even deeper level. It’s an extension of my personality.
So here are a few samples of my favorite art form. As requested, I’m including a sample of daughter’s name and (and yes, I used a capital R). It’s adorable because right after I made it, she erased my version and drew her own. So I posted her’s too and saved the best for last. It just goes to show that our children really do mimic us in nearly every way.