Lacuna Loft is excited to keep introducing some guest bloggers! These great folks represent a variety of perspectives on the myriad of topics covered here at Lacuna Loft. Before everyone starts really getting into the nitty-gritty of all they have to say, we wanted to introduce them a bit. Without further ado, here is Leah!
Hey, Lacuna Lofties. Let me introduce myself.
I’m Leah Robberts-Mosser. From time to time, here in the Loft, you’ll be hearing from me. I’m an artist, writer, pastor, wife, mother, friend, and daughter of a woman who lost her battle with cancer in 2010. I was in my 20s, newly married, working on my Masters degree, and interviewing for jobs when my mom was first diagnosed with cancer. As a pastor, I’ve journeyed with people of all ages navigating cancer and other major illness, like Mallory (Lacuna Loft’s founder) and Sebastian (Dana’s son). As an artist who happens to be a pastor, or a pastor who happens to be an artist, I’ve paid special attention to that place where creativity and spirituality meet to form a well from which we draw life-giving refreshment.
Why tell you all this? Because I want you to know where I’m coming from when you read my blog posts.
Sometimes, I’ll be wearing my I-was-once-a-young-adult-in-crisis hat.
Sometimes, I’ll be wearing my caregiver-to-someone-living-with-cancer hat.
Other times, I’ll be wearing my pastor-to-people-living-with-major-illness hat,
or my finding-strength-and-soothing-my-soul-through-art hat,
or my let’s-get-real-about-mortality hat,
or my let’s-talk-about-grief hat,
or my former-professional-face-painter hat (didn’t see that one coming, did you?).
And, who knows, there might be another hat, or two, or ten that I might put on while writing to you.
No matter what hat I’m wearing, I’m excited to be part of the Lacuna Loft team and I’m looking forward to spending some time with you.
Until next time, Lofties…breathe deep…