I Am

I am a wife, mother, teacher, believer.
I wonder about big things like life and death and the possibility of eternity.
I hear the many names I am called and I wonder which one is truest.

I see myself in my children.
I want to save every child, starting with my own, from having to feel hurt or dumb or not enough.
I am a feeler and a thinker.

I pretend to be the best.
I feel inadequate most of the time.
I touch lives and minds.
I worry that I will never completely fulfill my potential…or read all the books.
I cry in laughter, frustration, and sadness.
I am an actress.

I understand that doubt is ok.
I say “I love you” frequently.
I dream of a day when love will win.
I try to walk the path I talk.
I hope I am not letting you down.
I am a work in progress.

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Join in with OSB by heading to the hostesses, Elaine and Angela, for this month’s prompt and link up.

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. This is just beautiful and touching and wonderful…all of the things you are.
    You’re a beautiful, amazing work in progress my friend.

  2. I may have to make a book of all of these! And if you read ALL the books, I will be truly amazed!!! 😉

    And “I am a work in progress” is perfect. Aren’t we all?

  3. Beautiful. I love your honesty.

  4. “I am a work in progress.” So great, Katie. Loved reading this.

  5. I love this. We are all a work in progress. I think it is nice when we realize that.

  6. beautiful and full of feelings.

  7. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to save all kids from that?

  8. This is beautiful. xo

  9. I love your answers. They are so beautiful and honest and just wonderful. I love that you are trying to walk the path you talk, I hope I’m doing that too. Love all of it!!!

  10. I too worry about not reading all the books.