I went to my very first writer's group last night in Rockwall. It's a group that began especially for Christian writers in the Rockwall area, and it's been going on for about ten years or so now. Little did I know it was going on right in my own church! How cool is that! As much as I would have loved to have help to edit and refine certain parts of my first book, I found that this is the place where I can get the advice I need to help me get a good polished copy of my second book that will be done......sometime. Once I got my first book out there, I knew I really wanted to work on several areas of my writing. This little group is the perfect place for me, and I'm so glad God led me to it. I loved having the opportunity to meet other authors and writers, and I loved hearing all of their advice and tips. Plus just the connections that can be made by networking with other authors is endless.
No word from the social worker yet. Some days I'm tempted to panic because time is quickly running out. However, somehow other days I find total peace while I'm waiting. God has a future for Juan (and Julian), and He is carefully working each and every day to make sure that future will happen just as He has planned. Who am I to doubt that when I've seen Him continue to work so intricately in the details of Julian's life over the last three years?
- I am a wife, daughter, mother, bilingual teacher, poet, author, women's Bible study teacher, world traveler, orphan advocate, and an adoptive mother. Our adoption journey has been filled with a lot of hurt and loss, along with even more hope, grace, and healing. Through it we have experienced more of God than we ever bargained for and have watched Him miraculously redeem our story when we surrendered all the broken pieces to Him.