Thursday, August 4, 2011

Today may be the day

The proof is proofed, and all the forms filled out, except one....the hard copy book should publish today.  I can't figure out one form and have to wait till I can talk with a representative to decipher what I need to do with it. I hope I am not signing away the pool table...though all we use it for is a giant clothes folding table anyway. Once I figure this form out, I will begin my media blitz to make my book a best seller. This means that not only will Aunt Elaine be notified, but even a note will be left for the mailman that my hard copy book will be available ( I hope) by the end of the day.

This is the third proof I have read through, and probably the thousandth time I have read my book over three years. And that isn't even counting the actual living through the events, which is my family's excuse for not reading their mom's first and only published work. But every time I read it, when I get to the end I cry. I cry, not because the end is sad. It is a triumphant ending. I cry because I remember how incredibly hard that year of trying to save the dying dog was, and how hopeless it all seemed. How certain I was that it was impossible, that we would never succeed, that it could not have been of God and be so incredibly hard.  But in the end, we did succeed, and the memories of how painful and difficult it was slowly dissipated. Instead, what was left was the conviction that all things are possible with God.

Maybe even figuring out that one last form....
( Today, if I do manage to figure it out, I will put the ordering information on my blog. )

Matthew 19:25-27

 25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?”
 26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

1 comment:

  1. How exciting! Best wishes on publication day!