After the devastating news of my first manuscript being completely and rudely rejected with that one word – Liable, I gave up the notion of ever writing a book. “It was a dumb idea in the first place” was my thought as the thick manuscript hit the bottom of the trash can with a loud thud!
I went on with my life and on occasion I would write a little something but it was more for myself in a journal I kept. My husband and I traveled. We’d fly off to Fort Lauderdale, Florida just to go swimming in the Olympic pool where Olympic swimmers and divers would train, buzz off to London, or swim in the blue waters of Acapulco. When we weren’t traveling someplace we’d go to Stone Mountain and ride bicycles or just go somewhere close by. I’m now a retired flight attendant so we were blessed to be able to fly free. And that we definitely did!
Things changed in our lives the day my husband was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia. For the next five years we spent most of our time in the hospital and all trips, vacations, and flying the friendly skies came to a screeching halt and then he was gone.
They say there are milestones in our lives and that was one for me. Two weeks after my husband passed I gave my life to Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. My husband was a Christian so I know now we will be spending eternity together, but without my knowledge the Lord had great plans for me.
Two weeks after asking Him to be my Lord and Savior I was at a women’s retreat and to my total amazement the Lord told me I would be ministering to women and would write a book. There’s that book thing again.
No, I am not psychotic and hearing voices in my head. The Lord said we know His voice and I definitely do! But, I more or less rejected the idea of going through the pain of another manuscript in the bottom of the trash can. I didn’t press it and neither did the Lord. I just said, “Okay, whatever,” and let it go. And more years passed.
Stay tuned, there’s more to come.