Hi, my name is Rene’ Groom. I am a wife, mom, mother-in-law, granny, friend, speaker, writer, accidental photographer, a woman of faith, and a self-proclaimed Brilliantologist. Im a Cowgirl called to share the stories of those I meet down the dusty roads of life.
My husband Tom and I have been married 38 years and we have 4 sons, Thomas, Luke, Cole, and Matthew,. To that, add three amazing daughters who have entered our lives because they love our boys. Mix in 3 amazing grandsons, 3 beautiful granddaughters, and a pack of grand-pups.. Among the blessings that are my family, I am also blessed with amazing friends who support me in my writing, photography, and public speaking, and who keep me accountable in my spiritual walk. Boy life is full. We have so much to be grateful for.
I am a self-proclaimed brilliantologist, my greatest joy comes when I can use any talent or skills that I may have to help others tell their stories as they live them out on the back roads of life. I was born a writer… I was also born with dyslexia – doesn’t God have a great sense of humor- God never promises us an easy road. It is only when we stop identifying ourselves through the lens of “man” that we can walk in the fullness of who we are. I have learned that some writers are born and some are made and both have their place in the world of writing.
As I began my work as a writer I discovered that editors wanted associated photos with the text, so, in true Rene fashion, I picked up the camera and gave it a go. I discovered that each photo helped me tell a more complete story. And, that I loved seeing the world through the lens of a camera.
I have been asked to share my story with groups of women, and I am always surprised by how it can be used to guide someone out of their own darkness. I believe no matter the story, no matter the pain, it is best healed in the antiseptic strength of the daylight. I am a believer that as a woman of faith, my story; my whole story belongs to God, and hope that I will continue to use it for his glory.