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Relda Halbert
Location: Tallahassee FL
Gender: Female
Member: Eternal Premier Author
Joined: October 2015
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The picture is of me and Sammy, following a very good nap, surveying the lake as we decide how to begin our day.

I have been writing ... well since I learned to write. I was the weird kid in grade-school who cheered when teachers assigned essays. My first novelette was finished at 18. My eighteenth novel at 25 - I hope you'll take my word for that as I have no proof. They weren't good and were never published, though I tried. OH, I TRIED.

I'm a Christian and I was convicted by the Spirit, many years ago, that I HAD TO DESTROY EVERYTHING I HAD EVER WRITTEN. Hurt like ... well, you know. I obeyed in tears. Bonfire to paper, scissors to mag cards/floppies (yes, I am 'that' old), and hammer to CD's. I removed all from the internet - actually thought it was all gone, but found a review still out there. God didn't tell me if He'd let me write again. More like, "We'll see." (Every child's - as in God's child - dreaded answer. Divine limbo.) Recently, He woke me in the wee hours and said, "It's time."

Been happily writing my heart out as time permits. Which is little - My Bud, love of my life, has ALS and I'm full-time caregiver.

My heart to all who write. May we all have someone who will read.
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Relda Halbert: It's been a long time since I've posted. My Bud won the victory over ALS October 23, 2018. He had been rendered a quadriplegic the last 2 years of his 7 year illness. Daily life was a crushing press of grueling medical crises, horrific physical challenges, and draining emotional needs. Even so, we depended completely on each other and our faith in God. And he died as he lived. Walking beside his Savior.
So, I'm back and ready to reconnect with my friends at FanStory.
April 17, 2019 at 6:22PM
    WryWriter: Sorry for your loss. God Bless.
    April 18, 2019 at 12:17AM
    damommy: I'm so sorry for your loss. I think you will find that FanStory will be very therapeutic. Welcome back. 8-)
    April 18, 2019 at 11:24AM
    nancyjam: I am so sorry for your loss. I hope writing and the support of friends here will be a comfort. Welcome back. nancy
    April 18, 2019 at 6:14PM
    l.raven: Hi Relda, I am so sorry for the loss of Bud...but He is with God now...so good to see you back sweet girl...love you...Linda xxoo
    April 19, 2019 at 3:02PM

Relda Halbert: Sorry for no Thanksgiving greeting. Was traveling from Tallahassee to OK city and back. Husband fell during trip (he still stubbornly insists on walking) and we spent time in ER digging rocks out of the back of his head and CT scans. He has no concussion but has lost some memory before and after the fall. Thank God he's okay - just some healing needed - but still requires fussing over.
Relda
November 29, 2016 at 10:57AM
    Jannypan (Jan) : Sorry abut his fall. Take care. Jan
    November 29, 2016 at 11:09AM
    mrsmajor: I'm so sorry to hear that...I certainly wish him well, you too...God Bless...
    November 29, 2016 at 8:32PM

Relda Halbert: Haven't written anything since April 30th. Inspiration hit at 5am this morning. And then a second miracle! God gave me free time to write and post! Calloo! Callay! and Hallelujah! to boot!
November 4, 2016 at 8:44PM

Relda Halbert: Been through bouts of illness at my house - but things are looking better and I hope to get back to speed with my FS friends and writing. Missed FS sorely.
August 3, 2016 at 2:36PM
    I am Cat: Welcome back!
    August 3, 2016 at 5:20PM

Relda Halbert: What's the difference between ignorance and apathy?

I don't know and I don't care.
January 21, 2016 at 4:39PM
    l.raven: HI Relda, CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful win...I loved your poem...and so love your picture...love Linda xxoo
    February 8, 2016 at 9:44PM
    l.raven: A beautiful baby angel. photo baby1.gif
    April 20, 2016 at 8:21PM
    l.raven: for your sweet angel...I didn't know it would be this big...you can delete it on your in if you want...an angel for an angel...love ya Linda xxoo
    April 20, 2016 at 8:23PM

Relda Halbert: Struggled with my New Year's Resolutions all day.
I finally settled on 3:
I will STOP and be still
I will LOOK and really see
And I will LISTEN with my spirit and my heart.

January 1, 2016 at 7:39PM
    I am Cat: Relda, I like your resolutions, I just hope you make sure you're not in the middle of a road when you do that! ;)
    Happy New Year!
    Cat
    January 2, 2016 at 10:33PM

Relda Halbert: Wishing everyone at FanStory a great 2016! - Relda
December 31, 2015 at 8:09PM
    Gloria ....: You too, Relda. That's some fish you there!
    December 31, 2015 at 11:48PM

Relda Halbert: I am looking for a brave soul of musical inclination and patient of ear, to collaborate in putting Daddy, daddy, my lyrics, to music ... To sing it as audio for the piece, perhaps. Got the lyrics out of my mind, but the tune is still bouncing off the brain cells. Really ... No one wants to hear me sing this. :-) :-)
October 29, 2015 at 9:21AM
    flylikeaneagle: Chat with Roy, he is musical. keep singing. flylikeaneagle
    October 29, 2015 at 7:59PM

Relda Halbert: Writing feeds my soul.
October 8, 2015 at 7:44PM
    rama devi: Warm Welcome to FS.
    October 8, 2015 at 11:48PM
    Jay Squires: Glad to have you here, Relda. Let me know if there's anything I can do.
    October 22, 2015 at 10:25PM
    Selina Stambi: Welcome, Relda. Hope you're well fed on Fanstory!
    October 23, 2015 at 11:01PM
    BeasPeas: Welcome to FanStory, Relda. Marilyn
    October 25, 2015 at 7:53PM
    mrsmajor: Welcome to Fanstory, Relda, the place for writers...Enjoy yourself while feeding your Soul...
    Victoria
    October 26, 2015 at 9:27PM

 
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