We’d been only dating 6 months when Eric gave me a birthday present. It wasn’t hard to guess that it was a book, but I was kind of nervous opening it because I’m super picky when it comes to books.
So I was telling myself as I was slowly unwrapping it, “Okay, whatever book it is, you’re gonna love it, because he gave it to you… you’re gonna love it.”
I was prepping myself. Eric was watching me really closely – waiting to see my reaction. So, I flashed a smile to put him at ease. “Oh, I know it’s a book!” I teased.
I searched my mind to see if I could remember mentioning a book I really wanted, but I drew a blank. I don’t think I did, did I?
I never in a million years would’ve guessed the book I’d find under the gift wrapping Eric so tightly taped shut. The book that I lifted, nestled out from tissue paper was “The Everything Get Published Book: everything and veryone you need to know to become a successfully published author.”
I stared at it speechless. “Didn’t you say you wanted to write a book?” Eric asked.
“Well, yeah…back when I was a little girl!” I chuckled. “I can’t write a book anymore.”
Then, tears began to well up in my throat, because I was already in my 30s and because of many life circumstances, I never got to pursue my dreams. I had put away that little girl dream and forgot about it.
That dream had died a long time ago, along with a lot of other things I left behind.
“Aw… that’s not true,”Eric said.”You can still write a book. You have so many stories to tell.”
He looked at me so innocently, I could only reply, “This is the best gift I have ever received in my whole entire life. Thank you.”
And then I hugged him tight, so he couldn’t see the tears that were falling, sorrow mixed with pure joy. I actually put that book away in the closet for many more years. Until 15 years later, His Everything book sits on the bookshelf today — and so does Whispers of Rest.
So don’t give up on love and don’t give up on your dreams. But even if you do, just like I did, God will never forget the prayers you pray.
Eric and I took a stroll with our sons Josh and Caleb last weekend downtown to Books Inc. in Mountain View (headquarters of Google), where I’ll be throwing a Book Signing Party on June 11 @2pm. Come by. I’d love to see you!
Come on By! Book Signing Party
I’ll share some stories, read excerpts of Whispers of Rest, sign some copies, and chat with you and hear your story,
I would LOVE to meet some of my online friends in real life! I hope that if you’re in the area, you’ll mark your calendar for June 11th and stop by. Visit Books Inc.’s website for more info!
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