Weekly Writing Challenge – DNA Analysis

Weekly Writing Challenge Weekly Writing Challenge – DNA Analysis – This week, let’s get a little introspective: who do you see in your face? In your personality?

Introspection is a trait I feel that I have always used to inventory myself. You will hear many times that knowing who you are is important in the development of your personality over your life. I feel this is so true. There is a saying that everyone puts their pants on the same way: one leg at a time. Why do i add this at this point? It is one of the reasons I don’t go overboard in worshipping famous people. The other is because I am a Christian and I understand the concept that people are flawed, myself included. We need intervention from a higher power to succeed. So first off when I look at the image in the mirror I see a fallen soul that was redeemed by Christ.

Secondly I see the effects of my life. This includes a considerable amount of time in the sun. I do use sunscreen, but I have some sun effects that are present and a reminder to take care. Also there is a fair amount of gray and white hair. Partly because of my age, but also because of my life experiences. I have survived the loss of both parents and a brother to cancer. There have been some really hard days during my life where i dealt with these losses. All of it contributed to make me who i am today.

I carry many traits of my father, some from my mother. I have my father’s love of gardening and my mother’s affection for flowers. My wife and I have more varieties than they did i think as we have developed this love into a passion. I love to joke around like my dad and I also have his love of family. I really enjoy hosting gatherings at our home for both sides of the family as well as the friends of my children. The mere fact that teenagers want to come to our house seems a great reflection of the mood we set and the personality of myself and my wife. People who knew my dad say they see a lot of him in me. My wife says I act more like him every day. There is a time I bristled at the comparisons. All people want to carve out their own niche, not to be compared to another. I no longer resent the comparison as my father has been absent from my life for fourteen years. My hope is I can honor his memory by being a good husband, father and friend.

I also see someone who is waiting for the chance to wow the world with his writing. I dream of the first book, then the second and so on. It is a dream i continue to nurture while holding my breath for that special moment. In the meantime I pray that I will handle the change with the grace and thankfulness I try to always practice.

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About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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6 Responses to Weekly Writing Challenge – DNA Analysis

  1. Thanks for this reflection. I find myself in my parents, too.

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  4. Winds at you beautiful! Your way of writing is engaging. The affection expressed by your parents and the positive outlook for the difficulties that you have gone through life is really encouraging! Much Light to you!

  5. crookedeyebrows says:

    We all happen to be like our parents …….to add to it we normally take up as hobby from what our parents did….. as we age we tend to look more and more like them and then this comparison starts….. well your writing was almost reflection of my thought

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