Have you ever had a really big project? And you had a long time to complete it? And then you waited till the relative last minute to finish it up?
I've been working all year on a book project. I've done intervews, read books, and finished many chapters. I have put my heart and soul into this book. It has been a labor of love for my Savior, my children, and children around the country (their parents too).
A few months ago I thought I was "almost" finished, and so decided to start finishing up the chapters. It was then I realized I had more to do than I thought. A year sounds like such a long time. But it really isn't.
So these past two month I've focused on the completion of my manuscript for Harvest House. The book is called "When Your Child is Hurting" and they will release it next fall. On Thursday I submitted the manuscript via e-mail and did a ceremonial dance at the post office when I put the CD in the mail.
It was a joyful completion to a year-long project. Now I have the nervousness of waiting to hear what they think of it. This is actually more nerve wracking than having them decline or accept my proposal. They put their trust in me, and I hold that trust with the greatest respect. I love Harvest House and want them to succeed in publishing solid Christian books. So it is one of my biggest prayers that this book not only advances the rule and reign of Christ, but advances the mission of Harvest House.
But for a few weeks, I'm going to relax and have fun. We started this weekend by going to the movies and out to dinner at Sweet Tomatoes. Tomorrow we are going to Slide Rock, which is just outside of Sedona and the beautiful red rocks. Then a week of catching up. And next Sunday, my husband and I celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary (which was 8/12) with a 10-day trip to England. This is a dream trip for me. I'll try and post some photos when I get back.
After we get back, I will be focusing on my next project, which is organizing some long-forgotten areas of my home. I'll share some before and after photos.
So if you don't hear from me for awhile, that's why. I think I need a few weeks without anything to do, except enjoy my husband and kids. I sure would appreciate your prayers. Specifically for my five kids - that God protects them from any illnesses, harm and bad judgement. Also, pray for Tod and I to be safe as well. We've never both been this far away before.
With great love,