What a fantastic day signing books, including my latest release Laughing with Lily!
As God typically does, He sent along a couple sweet surprises in keeping with my story line which deals with a character struggling with regret over a past abortion.
If ever there could be a "poster reader" for Laughing with Lily, my new friend, Trudy, would be it. She gave me permission to share her story. Her granddaughter recently had an abortion at four months gestation. Her daughter also had an abortion years ago. This dear mother and grandmother, with tears in her eyes, shared how they both needed healing. Pray that God will use Laughing with Lily to administer hope and healing to this family.
And here's my precious granddaughter, Kylie, who served as the model for my character, Lily.
It was a great day sharing with potential readers about my book offerings. At one point, Kylie pointed across the gym. "Look Grandma, there's the store lady!" I squinted, trying to figure out who she pointed at. Turned out it was our "balloon lady" at Dollar Tree whom we'd invited to the event. She stopped at our table and shared how she'd taken in a young unwed mother after the girl's mom left her on her doorstep. The baby is now a year old. Wow, this faithful store clerk stood in the gap for a hurting teen, and ultimately saved her baby from abortion.
What a treat to see how God masterfully pulled the day together with themes that resonate in my heart and in my writing.
Thanks for partnering with me as I share healing words for hurting hearts.