Meg Duncan lives in an average little town on the corner of an ordinary street with a husband who works at the local cement plant, and two boys who work at driving her crazy.
“We are just regular folks,” Duncan said. “Although that might be argued by some.”
Family life according to the Duncan’s is a jumbled up mess of toys in the middle of the living room floor, laundry (also in the middle of the living room floor), and four people smack dab in the middle of life. Duncan said that successful navigation of daily living requires strategical thinking and organizational methods that she doesn’t have, but hopes to gain through 322 pins on a Pinterest board titled “Life.”
“I haven’t actually read any of the pins, but the pictures are inspiring,” she said.
Duncan is all about the moments–those tiny little fragments of time that are pieced together to form days and years. Every day there are moments worth capturing, and she challenges everyone to find the stories in their own lives, and spin them into something worth remembering.
“Memories are the footprints of life, and when written down, they become a legacy,” she said. “That’s what I am trying to do here: entertain people and write our family story.”
Stories are what come to Duncan while she watches life unfold, and she can often be found in the corner of the room–or in the corner closet if she has chocolate–while she scribbles down another moment.
“I was always prone to story writing, but after I was married and the kids came, I had material up to my elbows,” she said. “And we can take that literally if we are talking about laundry.”
Stories of the ornery and innocent inspire Duncan, as she fishes the funny out of life.
Humor is a gift from God, Duncan said, and it is one she greatly appreciates. Laughter lightens every load; when marriage pangs, parenting doubts, financial woes, medical scares, and lost loved ones threaten to drown her–Duncan floats on funny.
“Not that I laugh at funerals or crack up in the middle of a marital fight,” she said. “Life’s solemn moments are important to embrace and fully experience, but they need to be balanced out somewhere by a good ol’ belly laugh.”
Through this gift, she said she wishes always to glorify him in her writing and in everything she does. Every time she polishes up a moment for the written word, she finds God right in the center. Not only does she believe that he appreciates the value in a guffaw, but Duncan said God has a roaring laugh all his own.
“God has a grand sense of humor,” she said. “He created farts, he created my husband, and he inspired the Taco Bell on the corner with the 49 cent burritos–I don’t believe for a second any of that was a coincidence.”
He also created the concept of family, and she said that is the best gift of all.
“I can’t imagine life without my family,” Duncan said. “They are not only my biggest blessing, but they are comedy gold!”