Tuesday, April 18, 2017

New Book

"I hope to see a new book from you soon!" - Alicia F.

I needed that encouragement in my inbox this week. Thank you, Alicia!

Mount Hermon was amazing! I posted a quick recap on my InfertilityMom blog. Thank you to all who prayed and in any way helped send me!

Perhaps the funniest moment of the week came when I won a door prize. I got to go to the front of the dining hall where 350 authors were assembled and do a very brief interview. After sharing my stroke story in a couple of sentences, the MC looked like he wanted to crawl under the table or disappear into a crack in the floor, Mortified, he announced the title of the book I had won, Don't Write My Obituary Yet. I felt so bad for him!

I told him the title was actually perfect. I had wanted to die, been repeatedly told I would die (and was mad that God wasn't following the doctors predictions), but that Jesus is the author and finisher of both my faith and my very life. It took five years to get to this point, but I can now gladly say, I am thankful that God was writing my story rather than those doctors. I am finally fully thankful that I am still here!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Writing Roadtrip Hastags

My mom just bought me this butterfly notebook for my trip.
I'm leaving on Wednesday to start making my way to Mount Hermon Christian Writer's Conference. I will be tweeting daily updates from @RenoMom (my personal page, with motherhood and stroke focuses, along with northern Nevada interests, if I can get my phone to work with that account) and/or @InfertilityMom (my big infertility, miscarriage, adoption page, where my phone likes to post by default), using hashtag #MHWriters2017 either way. Please journey with me! :)

Want to leave me encouragement or post your prayers for the journey? Please use #HarvestingHope as your tag so I am sure to find you. :)

Hubby and oldest miracle baby preparing to leave for his prom this past Saturday.

I would especially appreciate your prayers for Rick and our kids as they hold down the fort while I'm away. I'm cutting three days off my original trip plans, but still will be gone for nearly a week.