Tuesday, June 24, 2008

the end of one, the beginning of the next

Yesterday was a momentous day for me. After about four months of working on it on and off, I finally finished my book! My goal was to have it finished before we got a baby, but as always, this timing was better. I was able to include Adrienne in the final chapter of the book, and in a way, the story would not have been complete without her. This chapter of my life did not end with Poppy's death, or even with the grieving in the following months. No, in order to see the full picture, you have got to see the new life that came out of her death. God placed new life in my heart first, and then he brought new life into our arms. Now I truly feel like this chapter in my life is closing while the next is just beginning.

24 comments:

Brandi said...

That's so great. I'm so glad you got it finished, and I can't wait to read it!

Jill said...

Congrats! I'm so excited for you and know how good it feels to finish writing a book. I'll pray it gets published by the right people so His glory can come from every word you wrote!

God bless you and your new beginnings! Jill
www.forevernevernalways1.blogspot.com

Pam said...

Wow! Congratulations, Angie!! That is fantastic news. I am praying for you as you get it published and look forward to reading it once it is released. Who is publishing? I just have a little background in that area and was curious.

Anyway, I am so thrilled for you and wanted to add my best wishes.

Melody said...

Congratulations, Angie! That is a huge accomplishment. I can't wait to read the book once it is published.

You are right; this new chapter of your life is just beginning, and I for one cannot wait to watch and read how it continues to unfold for you. God is so good! Congrats again on all the wonderful blessings. =)

Laurin said...

Good Job, Angie! Looking so forward to reading it!

read2kds said...

I have not posted here in a long time (since your reflections post), but I really felt that the story of our grief and loss ended with the life of Samuel, the baby that came 16 months later. I am praising God for Adrienne's life and what this means for your family! We look forward to your book in "blogland"!
Blessings,
Amy in NC

Beav's Wife said...

how wonderful! i can't wait to read it.

Laurie said...

Angie,

This is wonderful and now I understand why the book was delayed. He had the perfect ending that none of us could imagine. I am so happy and want a copy (signed by you) as soon as it is available. I love you girl and am so happy for you. You bless me all the time.

Love you, Laurie in Ca.

Jaci said...

Good for you! I cant wait to read it when it is ready to go, let us know when that is!!

The Sanchez Family said...

Yeah! I can not wait to read it!

Crystal said...

Can't wait to read it all!
Crystal

ajc4ever said...

Congrats!! I really want to read it. Do you have a contract?

Anonymous said...

I know it is going to be awesome and I cannot wait to check it out. You must feel such a weight lifted off your shoulders to have finished such a big, special project. WOW! Congrats!!
Jill in Ohio

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I know you feel a huge sense of accomplishment - now the rest of us are just anxious to read it!!

Amy@Life Breaths Photography said...

Oh, Angie. I'm so happy for you. God definitely has His timetable and it's so much better than our own. Can't wait to meet little Adrienne.

Jodee Leader said...

Way to go! I would love to read it!

Katrina said...

Congrats! I am praying for the next steps in the process!

Just Me said...

That's great! What an accomplishment...and wonderful that Adrienne is able to be part of the story (a very IMPORTANT part...and "super cute" too!).

I'm thinking I may have to get myself an autographed copy as well :o)

Take care,
Amanda

Anonymous said...

AMAZING! I can't wait to read the full book! You must post when it's available! Bless you and your new beginnings!

Much Love!

Annie- Nashville

KrazyMom said...

Congratulations! I also cannot wait to read it! What a beautiful tribute to Poppy and the many ways she touched so many hearts....not to mention the wonderful note your book ends off with, sweet Adrienne.

Liberty Mitchell said...

I. AM. AMAZED!!! By your story. It is so incredible and inspiring!

L&DRNKY said...

Fantastic!!! I can hardly wait to read it!!!

Anonymous said...

Please let us all know as soon as it's published so we can buy a copy! I can't wait to read it!

Kirsten said...

I can't wait to read your book! What a beautiful story.

Blessings,
Kirsten