Dreams really do come true. It takes a lot of prayer and work, but I’m living proof that it can happen! After working on and off for nine years to be published, I have finally gotten an article in print! I submitted something to Home School Enrichment magazine and they actually accepted it! Can you believe it? I still can’t! I haven’t received my copy yet, but I’ve heard from good friends that it’s really there! I’m about ready to camp out by the mailbox till mine arrives. I have submitted a few more articles that will, Lord willing, appear in later issues. I am also working on two more right now. I hope and pray God can use my writing, both here and elsewhere, for His honor and glory.
To celebrate the occasion, my mom did a wonderful thing for me. She sent me the lovely bouquet above! What a great boost to my day! In fact, I was cleaning the chalkboard when the delivery lady knocked on the door. 🙂 The best part, however, was the enclosed card. It said, “Yea John-boy! I’m so proud of you! Love, Mother” The “John-boy” reference is a little family joke. When I started writing a while back, my sister said once, “You’re gonna be our ‘John-boy’!” John-boy, of course, was the character who wrote about his family in TV show, “The Waltons”. He made it to the big-time when he started writing for a newspaper and later, a novel. I doubt I’ll ever have the success that John-boy had, but it won’t be for lack of material. My family is every bit as loving and remarkable as his, I just don’t have his talent, or six other siblings. :]
I am so grateful to see years of hard work and hundreds of thousands of words finally bring forth fruit. Instead of rotting in my drawer or on my hard drive, a few of them will actually see the light of day! What a joy!! I’m sitting on cloud nine! I can’t begin to count the number of rejections, or worse, the no responses, I’ve received over the years. It did make the acceptance that much sweeter, though. :]
I thank the Lord for opening the doors for me to have this opportunity. I also want to thank you, friend, for reading. Blogging or writing would be pointless without you. 🙂
Filled with gratitude,