I sit here this morning thinking back on the last couple of months, and the time seems to have flown by.
Only eight months ago I sat up in my room with my husband discussing with him why I felt I needed to go to the ACFW writers conference in September. Besides that awesome friends I’ll finally get to meet in person (Joy Avery Melville, Julie Lessman, Dineen Miller, just to name a few 🙂 ) and the fantastic workshops I’ll get to go to, I’ll have that rare opportunity to pitch both my fiction book as well as my daughter’s story, the memoir I’ve been working on for what seems like forever. The memoir, Seeing the Gift, is finally done. I have the last little bit to my editor, but I know there won’t be as many edits to that part.
Seeing the Gift lives up to it title for me in that just the writing of it alone has been a gift while I wrote through the tragedy of what happened to my beautiful little angel now in heaven. God’s gift of strength as He saw me through the past six years, but especially that first couple of years where I prayed often for God to please take me as the pain was so acute. However, God had different plans for me. I’ve been so blessed to see where my life has led and to see where I am today.
On a side note. I plan to start my 365 day journey back up today. Please know that while I haven’t been doing it, it hasn’t been far from my mind. I’m at a place where I can give it the time it deserves as my conference prep is almost completely done (YEA!!!) and I leave on Saturday to head out to the Chicago area to first visit family and then head down to St. Louis to go to the conference.
I thank everyone for they prayers and support.
On a side note, I thought I’d share the book cover to Seeing the Gift. What do you think?