A Wish Come Clear

Choosing Love, Losing Fear, & Finding Home

The Momastery Guest Post (Seriously, Bring Champagne)

On set of AWCC’s video trailer, 2013

This is a big day.

A break out the kazoos, call a babysitter and uncork the champagne!!! kind of day. (Or it would be if I had kazoos. Or children. Or champagne on hand … )

Today, I have a post live on Momastery. Momastery, created by Glennon Melton, “is where we practice living bigger, bolder, and truer on this earth. Where we remember what we already know: We can do hard things, love wins, and we belong to each other.”

How do Momastery readers (“Monkees”) do this? Through sharing stories, telling truths, and helping others. A recent Momastery Love Flash Mob raised over $120,000 for families in need … in 10 hours.

When I tried to explain this whole ‘guest post on Momastery’ thing to my Mom, I said, “You play tennis. It’s your thing. You’ve been playing for years, because you love it. One day, you walk out onto your humble, everyday court, and Martina Navratilova walks over and says, “Hi! I got your invitation, and I saw you play. I love your style. Want to rally?”

After which you hyperventilate, because things like that don’t happen in real life … except when they do. G (aka Martina), thank you for inviting me to be a part of the beautiful community you’ve created.

Writing this post broke my heart, and made me whole. It’s hard to share it, because it’s so personal, and it’s easy to share it, because it’s not about me. It’s about a beautiful friend I was privileged to know and will always, always miss.

The post is live here: What We Have Left: A Letter

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GREETINGS, fellow Monkees!

Welcome to A Wish Come Clear, where we share stories to help each other find meaning in our most challenging relationships. We’re all about choosing love, losing fear, and finding home in one another.

As such, I’d like to invite you to receive posts via email and two FREE digital books, Your Creed of Care: How to Dig for Treasure in People (Without Getting Buried Alive) AND Love’s Subversive Stance: Ground Yourself & Grow in Relationship.

Your Creed of Care contains 50+ pages of true stories about balancing the responsibilities of caring for another with caring for yourself. Love’s Subversive Stance is a 90+ page collection of stories centered on this question: in caring for others, how can we become more fully ourselves?

I hope you’ll enjoy both. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to go acquire some kazoos.

Love,

Caroline

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About Caroline McGraw

I'm a would-be childhood paleontologist and recovering perfectionist turned full-time writer, digging for treasure in people and uncovering sacred stories in ordinary days. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

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4 Replies

  1. Kristy McKinney

    Congratulations on your post!!! I am so proud of you and of course it made me cry.
    I love you and one day I will see you on TED talks

    1. Thank you, dear friend, for all you are and all you do. I’m so glad the post spoke out to you. (TED, here we come?!) ;) xoxo

  2. Computers argh. gmail changed and has been sending you to a different “box”, plus I had one break down then the new one not work and an old temp only allow time for “work stuff”. THE GOOD NEWS: reading you now and catching up on the past few posts…You still make me cry Caroline. OK I should put it in the positive: you MOVE ME (cuz it is always a Positive experience– even when I’m touched by how you share your pain. Your words / YOU! are so POWERFUL Caroline McGraw.
    LOVE the video! WOW! Gotta go read the backstory on THAT! And to see that you’re now asking for speaking engagements when “once upon a time” (NOT so long ago) you literally shied away :) Let me know when you’re up in NOVA and we’ll find you a few to add to your “tour”. Grow on Girl! Proud to know you. Huge hugs, Mary, Jeff and Dug the dog.

    1. Mary, how wonderful to ‘see’ you here … and even better, to see you in person tomorrow! I can’t wait. Thank you for this affirmation, and the reminder of growth and change. xo, Caroline, Jonathan, & Bootsie the cat.