I wrote a book! Friends, I am so excited to say that my book, A Gift Worth Keeping: It Goes with My Décor! is finally off my computer and into print! I wrote this book in 2007 and have been slowly editing and working on it through the years. This is my story of surviving hardships, and I pray it might encourage others.
My prayer is that one might walk away with at least two things from this book: (1) a different way to view hardships, and (2) a real course of action to take to survive hardships victoriously!
I was blessed to speak on my book to my wonderful San Angelo church family years back. I will never forget a precious lady approaching me afterwards ... she wanted me to know that she had lost three children. Horrible tragedy. Yet, she was encouraged by this message. I cannot relay how my heart leapt with joy knowing God had used this simple message to encourage ... to encourage her precious heart.
Please keep this little work in your prayers. I can't tell you how much I have prayed on my face over this work. I am asking God to use it and that God be glorified through it.
It is out on Amazon. If you find it worthy, I ask you to please pass it on to anyone you know struggling through hardships and needing encouragement (this would make an endearing Christmas gift with Jesus' birthday just around the corner).
I endured infertility, the adoption process, a miscarriage (tubal pregnancy), and our youngest baby girl surviving a Wilms tumor (cancer, chemo, the works) at only 13 months old. This book describes how I personally survived, and how anyone else can survive hardships. One doesn't have to have endured the exact hardships as me to be encouraged by this message.
Writing this book was the most amazing journey with God I have experienced to this point in my life. This work has my heart and my tears all over it. And it is girly in every way! (sorry guys!)
Blessed by you, and there is no way to relay what your support would mean to me.
ps. If you read this book and are blessed in any way, I'd love to hear from you.