That is a wonderful word to me. Something I've been aspiring to... forever.
Now it's been a week since I held the first real copies of my book in my hands--truly satisfying. Here's some of what I'm feeling and learning:
- Wow. All those hours behind the computer for two years have produced fruit. It feels good to have poured my soul into this very worthwhile project.
- The hours writing were so therapeutic.
- Whenever I didn't know how to proceed, God opened the door to what would be next. After I took the first steps, the momentum carried me.
- My fears (which caused me to procrastinate) were unfounded. Abiding is the answer.
- I wish I'd had the courage to do this earlier, yet I know the timing is right now. It took years to cultivate the skills, live the story and step back for perspective. Honestly, I would not have taken the time away from being with Ted, so when could I have written a book?
- I've felt new bonding with those I've involved in the project. What great people God has blessed me with.
- How great it is to connect with people again after spending so much time at a keyboard. I'm going to enjoy the relationships along the way.
- So many have given heartwarming feedback already and told me how it has helped or changed them. It is truly a treasure to be used by God this way.
- I didn't know I worked with so many Christians. This experience has enhanced relationships around me already.
- I finally know what I'm supposed to be doing. (More of this. There is confirmation all around.)
Even now as I sit down to reflect and write, "It is Well with My Soul" is playing on my radio. It was one of Ted's favorite hymns (we chose it for his funeral). I know Ted is pleased with this accomplishment. Oh, it certainly is well with my soul, too!
Thank you, thank you, thank you, God, for where you have taken me. I love you with all my heart.