Hey Lou Writes
My name is Melinda. I’m married, I have three stepkids, and a Great Dane. I also have experienced infertility, and most recently, impending blindness on the horizon. I have Retinitis Pigmentosa, which is a degenerative eye disease that will eventually lead to blindness as I age. Not one day is 100% easy, but every day is worth it.
I’ve been through many phases with Hey Lou Writes. If you look back far enough, you can actually meet an entirely different person: the person I used to be. I was married, divorced, single, dating, buzzed my hair off twice, grew it out (currently!), I moved to another state, farmed, baked, wrote, loved, opened up my heart to a whole new reality, and finally landed in a spot that has been both more difficult and more full of love than I could have ever imagined. I married the best man I’ve ever known, gained three beautiful stepchildren and promised to love them all forever. None of this was expected. But all of it is gift from God.
If you were to sit down with me and ask me about myself, there’s a good chance you’d hear more than you bargained for. Like all the changes my life has had. Or about how hard things can get, how often I cry, and how often I laugh. I enjoy long, truthful conversations (and I tend to overshare.) I’m an open book, I wear my heart right on my sleeve. This is both a blessing and a curse, but it does make my writing and my facial expressions anything but fake.
That’s the brief low down of who I, Melinda aka LOU, am. You’ll learn more as time goes on, no doubt.
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