Each January signals a mad scramble to enter the Oklahoma Writer’s Federation contest before the cut off date of January 31. This year I was ahead of the game. I entered thirteen categories on January 8.
This last weekend I attended the conference in Oklahoma City. On Saturday night they announce the winners. As I sat at the banquet awaiting the results I noticed a strange irony on my entry list. My entries included titles such as Good Memories, Last Farewell, The Widow’s Song, Missing Daddy, The Widow, and Changing Times.
I wonder if the Lord was sending me a signal that He knew I’d be a widow by May 5? Perhaps, in His mercy He hid that little detail from me.
P.S. I took Third Place in the Inspirational Article Category with twenty-nine entries.
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9 thoughts on “20/20 Hindsight”
Congratulations on the win. Quite an accomplishment.
Thank you, Neoma.
We serve an amazing God. It seems as if He gave you some time ahead to think through some of it intellectually without the grief attached.
Yes. That He did!
Such a poignant list and a preparation from Abba Father. I’m glad I could be there to see you get your award !
Thank you for going with me!
I hope you will publish the writings you listed on this website. I would very much like to read them.
Lori, I’ve scheduled a post to appear June 16, 2018 per your request. It is the poem I entered for the Poetry, Unrhymed, Long in the 2018 Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. (OWFI) contest.