Not Long Now


Four days. In just four days the culmination of a life-long dream, countless tears, and hours of hard work will occur. People keep asking me, "Are you excited about your book's pre-release?" Let me just say, excited is an understatement.

There are some who have already read Tears to Joy, but the official kick-off is this Friday. When I think about all who will read the book I have an odd mix of emotions. I'm thrilled that my dream has become a reality, but this joy is mixed with fear. You see, by putting this book out there, I feel like I've put my heart on a platter. Strangers will read about some of my most personal thoughts. This takes vulnerability to a whole new level.

I pray that our story won't be read for "entertainment" but will transform lives. I hope that by sharing our story, others will have a different ending.

As I reflect on all that has happened in my life since Michael's death (almost 7 years ago), I thank God for restoring my joy. It's hard to believe there were days when I thought I'd never smile or laugh again. Today as I write this, my heart overflows with unspeakable joy. I thank God again for turning my tears to joy!
Tears to Joy: Not Long Now

Monday, October 1, 2012

Not Long Now


Four days. In just four days the culmination of a life-long dream, countless tears, and hours of hard work will occur. People keep asking me, "Are you excited about your book's pre-release?" Let me just say, excited is an understatement.

There are some who have already read Tears to Joy, but the official kick-off is this Friday. When I think about all who will read the book I have an odd mix of emotions. I'm thrilled that my dream has become a reality, but this joy is mixed with fear. You see, by putting this book out there, I feel like I've put my heart on a platter. Strangers will read about some of my most personal thoughts. This takes vulnerability to a whole new level.

I pray that our story won't be read for "entertainment" but will transform lives. I hope that by sharing our story, others will have a different ending.

As I reflect on all that has happened in my life since Michael's death (almost 7 years ago), I thank God for restoring my joy. It's hard to believe there were days when I thought I'd never smile or laugh again. Today as I write this, my heart overflows with unspeakable joy. I thank God again for turning my tears to joy!

1 Comments:

At October 1, 2012 at 10:41 PM , Blogger Amanda said...

I think your story is going to touch many peoples lives. Someone out there is going through what you went through with Michael, and this just might be the thing that helps them to hold on, this might be the thing that takes them from feeling hopeless, to hopeful. You're an incredible woman, God is doing great things, has done great things, through your life. I loved and admired you more than you know before I read the book, but my love and admiration grew so much after reading. I have passed your facebook page on to friends who have been touched by suicide, and I hope that they find comfort through your ministry and book.

 

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