I hope those of you in the United States had a blessed Thanksgiving!
I’ve been thinking a lot about the many things I’m thankful for this month, and I hope you all don’t mind if I share some of those with you.
~ Both of our kids were sick last weekend. It was a huge blessing that they were finally feeling better by the time Thanksgiving came around.
~ We had a nice Thanksgiving and got to spend it with my mom and oldest brother for the first time in years.
~ I’m looking forward to this Christmas. This will be the first time since 2000 that my family and my husband’s family will all be together. That’s a lot to be thankful for.
~ We celebrated our son’s thirteenth birthday a couple of weeks ago. It’s hard to believe I’m now the mom of a teenager.
~ This last year has been incredibly difficult for our son. After struggling to find answers for some of the behaviors and symptoms he’d been exhibiting due to autism, he was diagnosed with epilepsy in August. It’s been slow-going, but medication changes are finally making a difference. While he’s not quite where he needs to be yet, we went from feeling confused and overwhelmed last November to having hope that things will continue to improve this year.
~ Finding time to really focus on writing has also been a struggle this last year. My last deadline of 2018 has come and gone, and I’m thankful to be able to take the rest of November to read, relax, and rejuvenate my heart and soul. I’m already looking forward to diving into my next book.
~ While writing wasn’t easy this year, I was still able to publish five books and one novella through the course of 2018. I’m so thankful that not only have I had more story ideas than time to write them, but God has given me a way to share them with others.
There are so many more reasons to be thankful, and I pray that God will remind me of them daily.
Please share one of the things you’re most thankful for. One comment will be randomly chosen to win a pre-Christmas gift pack I put together complete with some fun Christmas postage stamps and stickers. If the winner is international, a digital gift will be given in exchange. I look forward to reading what you’re thankful for!
I include a big family Thanksgiving in my book, Finding Grace,
the final book in the Love’s Compass series.
Single dad Tyler Martin can’t be more grateful to the woman who finds his missing daughter. Even though he feels a spark between them, falling in love is a risk he shouldn’t take. Too bad chance encounters and his stubborn heart keep trying to convince him otherwise.
After escaping a nightmarish relationship, Beth Davenport is content with her safe and blessedly normal life. Yet something about Tyler and his adorable daughter makes her wish for more. With the walls around her heart finally starting to crumble, she’s afraid of a future she can’t predict.
Can they let go of their fear and trust God to lead them to the love they desperately need?