Day 5 of the Love Write Now Pledge

I can easily spend hours a day doing genealogy research. The excitement, challenge, determination to solve a puzzle keeps me glued to my rather uncomfortable chair. Sometimes, I can get lost in the past and miss out on the present. Today was not such a day thanks to my seven-year-old niece.

Though immersed in my family tree research, I closed my laptop and took my niece’s hand when she asked me to play a board game. Part of me really wanted to just spend my Sunday doing what I loved, and bristled at the interruption. But as I stared at her pleading eyes, I remembered that I love her more than the past.

We laughed, played hide-and-seek, and she totally cheated on the board games. Most of all, we created memories today that will hopefully last in the future.

Published by Kelly Deeny

I am a writer, singer, jewelry designer, and theatre enthusiast. I use various forms of artistic expression for personal reflection, community discussion and creative inspiration. My premiere novel encapsulates all of the above. Follow along on my journey towards an artistic career!

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