The Official Writing Challenge
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Very, very nicely done. I read every word, with rapt attention. (Though spacing out the paragraphs would've been nice.)

You give the reader powerful imagery and a view into an angry, grieving, yet devout woman.

Excellent. Best I've read yet in this section. Very visual images, powerful message, and I loved this line: 'The kingdom of heaven is a place that demands a mother's tears' How profound.
Very nice! I would suggest spacing the paragraphs to allow the reader to follow easier. Great job!
How did I miss this? (I thought I read every entry in this level, but this is a new read for me.) A first place on your first entry---Wow! Congratulations! You know how to tell a powerful story, and I shall have to add you to my "author tracker" section. This is just beautiful. Thank you for blessing us with your presence at Faithwriters!
Congratulations! Your first entry in the challenge wins! You've done great!
I just wanted to let you know that this was so inspiring and a beautiful depiction of how we feel at times of loss, but how that ray of light comes to make things better and to give us hope in these times. I have recently lost my grandmother, who raised me, who I was so close to, and this spoke to my heart in such a way that it is hard to fight back the tears. The last line is my plea to Jesus, since that is where she is right now. I pray the Lord bless you and keep you!
Dear Marita: How you touched my heart. It's been 46 years since my first-born son died, and my tears never cease when I recall the short time he was in my life. Like this mother, I am waiting to see him in heaven, even though my heart still pains now and again when I remember my loss. Thank you for capturing her feelings so well and for showing how gracious God is. Congratulations on your win.
A wonderful read, so true to reality, I loved it! How wonderful to know our God who will meet us even in our anger toward Him. A beautiful story, one I will remember. One I will draw on for strength in my own life-different situation, but essence of the message eternally hopeful. Thank you for being a vessel of healing.