I’ve Been Published!

January 21, 2013 AT 10:41 am 68 Comments

 

Happy Monday {and MLK} Day!

The boys are off from school, so I probably won’t get much work done on my computer today. Smile

Actually, my goal is to try and get my office space more organized today.  I have been avoiding that room like crazy, so wish me luck!

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I wanted to share something with you that means a lot to me.

A few months ago, I was contacted by a lady from Ideals Publications, a Guideposts Company, asking for permission to publish one of the stories I wrote about my mom.

Of course, I said yes.  I was so excited for another way to share a bit of my mom with others.  And I felt it was another way to honor her.

The story they wanted to publish was the one about how my mom stayed up through the night to make an Easter Sunday dress for a little girl who had never had one.

It’s one of my favorite memories of my mom and is the perfect picture of the type of person she was.

You can read that story HERE.

Well, the Ideals EASTER magazine arrived in my mailbox this past weekend.  It was such a thrill to see my mom’s story in print.

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Since I have been blogging I have seen many of my blog friends receive many honors and be published in popular national magazines.  Some have written their own books, e-books, and even appeared on tv!

So in comparison, this may seem like a small deal.  But to me, it’s just plain perfect.

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Why?  Because my first publication was about my MOM not me. Smile

She is the reason I started blogging.  She introduced me to Home/DIY blogs and encouraged me to start my own.

I started my blog 9 months before she passed away, and she loved reading it during that time.  She also saw the joy that blogging brought me and made me promise to keep on blogging even after she was gone.  She said, “I think this blog is going to be a great thing in your life.”

Again, mom was right.  Although I know that she had NO idea how right she would be.  She or I neither one could have ever imagined all the blessings this blog would bring to me and my family {and hopefully others.}

 

Having mom’s story published in the magazine is another one of those blessings.  My prayer, however, is that it will be an even bigger blessing to whomever reads it.

I pray that it brings glory to God.

 

As always, thank you for letting me share the stories beneath my heart.


 





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