At last my little book made it to the big woods! Here's a quick photo by one of my boys showing my glee:) I feel like my insides are made of confetti on release days! Morrow is even prettier in person and I was oh so delighted with the back cover. The font is even perfect, not to mention the scene portrayed! Like something straight out of The Last of the Mohicans:) But I'd best not spoil it and say more.
So much goes into a book from conception to shelf. So many hopes and dreams. So many people involved. I'm always aware of those who want to be published and are waiting on this day. I know it will happen in God's time if it's right for them the way it did for me.
My mom called bright and early Kentucky time to tell me she'd gotten hers today. The FedEx truck finally rolled in this afternoon only I almost missed it as I was picking Wyatt up from school. Not sure what they do when the author isn't home:) Anyway, I tore open the package as carefully as I could, read my editor's letter which said she hopes I am delighted with the finished product (a gross understatement), and then I proceeded to touch it and smell it and examine every tiny detail from dedication to page count. Kind of like holding that new baby, as I've said before.
Hope you've gotten yours or will soon! Thanks for sharing the moment with me. So busy. And joyful. And thankful!
He who neglects the present moment throws away all he has. ~Johann von Shiller
Life in the presence of God is life at its best. Nothing in our circumstances may change - though often things do change when we are in step with His Spirit - yet the radiance of God's love within warms, strengthens, comforts, and satisfies our deepest longings. ~Janie Seltzer