I Am A Writer

Hi, my name is Mechelle. I am a writer, and I have an opportunity to publish my first book!

This book is a collection of poetry inspired by the people God has placed in my life, especially the little people. When I use the word “little,” I don’t mean insignificant I am referring to children.

I began working with children when I was 16, and when I was almost 20, I married a children’s pastor. My husband and I pastored kids for over two decades before becoming lead pastors at our church. Our most crucial pastoring role, however, has always been pastoring our own two children.

When my kids were very young, I was a stay-at-home mom. Although the unofficial slogan for The Peace Corps is, “The toughest job you’ll ever love!” these words also apply to motherhood.

The days (and nights) of motherhood are often taxing, long and lonely. You learn to be creative and inventive when you’re home all day with a one-year-old who has their own language and an iron will. You also learn to cling to optimism because utter despair lurks around every leaking sippy cup and potty seat. It was during this wonderful, trying time I began to use rhyme to help teach and encourage my children. With each new experience or challenge came a new jingle. We sang and rhymed our way through the day. We sang about the sun in the morning, the foods we ate at noon and the Lord’s watchful care before going to sleep at night. Now, I am the Nana of two precious little boys who are continuing the constant inspiration for life and poetry.

I believe now is the time to publish some of my writing. You can help me do that by giving any amount to my GoFundMe campaign. (To find out how, click the navigation button at the top of this page and visit the page entitled, “Help me publish my first book!”)

Perhaps you have read my poetry or other writing before.

It could be, you’re a writer yourself and long to publish a book one day. Maybe you are a writer who has already been through the process and understands the expense.

For whatever reason you are reading my story, thank you. Thank you for your time and for considering to give. Any amount, no matter how small is a shake of pom poms. Not just any pom poms, the glittery, metallic ones with two colors. Thank you for cheering me on. I hear you and I am thankful.