It has been a little over a month since my last newsletter, and what a month it has been! School started for my kids, which means more driving for me. Things have also been busy at work. But in the midst of a crazy season, I have been so encouraged by friends who have sent notes or asked about my book. It...
really does help keep me on track. And, there have been days when I just felt weary, but then was suddenly renewed. Someone was praying for me, I'm sure. I am so thankful for you walking this journey with me.
This month, I finished chapters 1 and 2 and sent them to my critique group for review. Their suggestions are helpful, but that also means I need to go back and edit what I've written. This is a tedious process. But so far, the feedback is very positive and they can't wait to read more.
I am also working on my website so there is a place for new people to sign up for my newsletter. I will post devotions, Bible studies and other writing on my website in an attempt to get more people interested in what I'm doing. I need a strong list of followers in order to show a publisher that my book is worth investing in. The more people who follow what I am doing will translate into more people who may potentially buy my book. Hopefully, I will be able to share my new website with you next month.
Please pray that…
Ross and I ran to the front yard and tumbled on to the soft grass. We rolled over on our backs and laid there looking up at the immense blue Colorado sky. I felt the grass tickle my skin. I picked some and smelled the fragrant aroma. Birds soared far overhead. The breeze was cool across my body, but the sun was warm. We rested there in silence enjoying the lazy afternoon.
After a while, Ross pointed to an unusual shaped cloud that slowly drifted across the sky. “What do you think that one looks like?”
“A bunny? It’s a train.”
I cocked my head sideways. “It’s a bunny laying down.”
“No, it's a train with smoke coming out the top." His voice sounded terse.
“Stop calling my bunny a train,” I said roughly. Ross looked over at me and grinned.
We were quiet for a few minutes, then I said, “If we could get up there, do you think we could walk on the clouds or would we fall through?”
“Aw, we would fall through.”
“But they look so thick and fluffy. I bet we could walk on them.”
“Maybe,” Ross pondered. “It would be fun to jump from one to another all across the sky.” He pointed to the clouds as he spoke.
“That sounds fun.” I thought for a moment. “Do you think angels get to walk on the clouds?”
“Why would they walk on clouds? They can fly.” He was still gazing at them.
“Oh! I would love to be able to fly.” I waved my arms and pretended I could fly.
Ross shook his head. “Girls.”
I rolled over and my arm landed across his chest. I looked up at his face. “I wish we could stay here like this forever.”
Ross looked down at me and his whole face smiled. Even his freckles were smiling at me.