Writing is the most relieving, self-redeeming, and mind-releasing freedom for me. It gives me the opportunity to let out emotions that I otherwise may have held inside to keep from hurting others or myself. Sometimes, my writings are things that I've wanted to say but had no one to say them to. There's always a reason to write, if only there was always TIME. I have 4 children and a wonderful husband. My husband supports my writing and loves that I spend time doing so. I can't tell you how inspiring that it for me. I'm inspired by so many things, like you, especially by family members. The feelings, emotions, I feel that day seem to come out in my writings. I, too, write poetry and love to escape within it. Writing is the greatest escape from reality aside from alcoholism or drug use... Writing is my personal heroine. I love it.. it's my addiction. If that's wrong, I don't wanna be right! ;) You're right on the mark when you talk about "emotional writing"... you just keep writing!