Nothing else matters so much to me, as my passionate purpose in blogging is to write myself down for my children.
Then, this bit of encouragement: a few months ago, a fellow blogger reached out. She'd read one of my posts and--in one of my descriptions of myself--recognized her compassion-gifted son. She asked if compassion/mercy were my spiritual gift, and upon my confirmation, wondered if I might share with her my experiences in being parented. She was looking in particular for what worked and what didn't, and have mercy: would that we were all in such hot pursuit of our children's hearts.
Our phone fellowship was sweet--fruitful on both ends!--and led to my writing for Maryleigh a guest post about effective interaction with a compassion-gifted person. You'd bless in traveling to Blue Cotton Memory to read it, especially since it could just as well be titled "How to Be Brandee's BFF." Ha! Just click on the bold letters.