Four days. In just four days the culmination of a life-long dream, countless tears, and hours of hard work will occur. People keep asking me, “Are you excited about your book’s pre-release?” Let me just say, excited is an understatement.
There are some who have already read Tears to Joy, but the official kick-off is this Friday. When I think about all who will read the book I have an odd mix of emotions. I’m thrilled that my dream has become a reality, but this joy is mixed with fear. You see, by putting this book out there, I feel like I’ve put my heart on a platter. Strangers will read about some of my most personal thoughts. This takes vulnerability to a whole new level.
I pray that our story won’t be read for “entertainment” but will transform lives. I hope that by sharing our story, others will have a different ending.
As I reflect on all that has happened in my life since Michael’s death (almost 7 years ago), I thank God for restoring my joy. It’s hard to believe there were days when I thought I’d never smile or laugh again. Today as I write this, my heart overflows with unspeakable joy. I thank God again for turning my tears to joy!