November 12, 2018
I have to share a story as a thank you for God’s grace in our lives. When I sign my book, “Walking at the Speed of Light,” for people, I tell them I will pray for them – and I do pray for all those who have the book plus all others who need healing from darkness. I also pray that my book will fall into the right hands and help people in some way – God’s way.
I have been in Nashville at a special event held by my publisher for authors whose books are published during this half of 2018. My friend and I have also had several days just to enjoy “Music City USA” including the Grand Ole Opry, which was awesome. Saturday night we were in Luke Bryan’s restaurant for supper, and while we were waiting we were on another floor for music and a cocktail.
While I was waiting for my friend, a young woman and her friends sat down next to me. She asked where I was from and why I was in Nashville. When I told her about the publishers’ event, she asked for the title of my book. When I told her, she burst into tears and through her arms around me. Her mother had bought the book online when a favorite nephew died and then shared it with the young woman because of her grief over her cousin. The daughter shared it with her fiancé, who was dealing with his grandfather’s death. They all love the book and have been helped in their grief journeys.
Then comes the kicker. I asked when she and her fiancé were getting married, and she told me June 8. That is my husband’s and my 45th anniversary!
I felt so humbled by the number of things we were sharing in our two lives – a couple of strangers who met by chance in Nashville. And I thank God every day of my life for his blessings and mercy, for giving me the opportunity to touch lives in a positive way, far beyond my human limits. I can do all the marketing I can stand, and the good Lord will continue to put the book in the right hands at the right time.
I just want to continue to share ideas about grief and life with people who long as I do for comfort and understanding.