I wrote and wrote and finished the draft of my first novel. I like to say I gave birth to a baby and a book!
Now all these years later, that baby, Zack, just had a baby of his own! I'm finishing my twentieth novel and as I gaze at my sweet grandson, I can't help but think how sometimes life does come full circle.
|My son and his newborn son|
Looking back, I learned a precious lesson. Back when I was put to bed I was miserable, thinking that I was facing a horrid obstacle. In fact, it wasn't an obstacle at all. The experience was an opportunity. I learned from this that how we face hardship can change not only our outlook, but the outcome. Each decision we make moves us toward the next, and the next, and the next.
If I hadn't been put to bed rest, I might have lost not only my son, something I can't even think about without a shudder. But I likely would not have finished that first novel that was sold and changed the course of my career and life.
We are writing the story of our lives day by day. My bed rest experience and giving birth to a baby and a book was an important chapter. Gazing at my sweet Wesley, this one truly has a happy ending!
|Meet my new grandson, Wesley!|