It has been a busy week. A lot of writing, prayer, and tears. Late Friday night I awoke at 3 a.m. with a severe case of strep and spent the majority of the weekend and Monday horizontal recovering. Thankfully I am feeling better health wise today, not yet 110%, but better.
In addition to physical illness, my heart grieves the imminent loss of my precious mother-in-law, Norine.
As I received news that Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey transitioned from manuscript to book, my mother-in-law started her transition from earth to heaven.
While my dear husband waits for his precious mom to pass away, I wait for my proof book to arrive.
It tears at my heart. A lot of waiting going on, with much emotion. Sad for our loss while excited for my book.
I wasn't going to announce the proof book was coming but when I finally told Ed last night, when he was home to shower, he said, "Why didn't you call? This is exciting. Mom would be proud of you." tears...
Only God knows when heaven's doors will open and bring my mom-in-law home. It has been a long couple days. Anyone who has waited and watched their loved one slowly, yet peacefully, pass will understand.
"Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for the LORD." Psalm 27:14 NAS
Our hearts ache. Our eyes red and our bodies exhausted.
Yet, we still have breath in our lungs so there is much to be thankful for. We will see her again one day, in heaven.
Cherish your family...each is a special gift.
‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes.
There will be no more death’
for the old order of things
has passed away.”
News to report:
* I completed editorial changes, revisions, and added a new section to the book this weekend (in spite of the strep throat).
*The manuscript has been uploaded to the publishers website late Sunday night for review.
*Monday morning I received an email notification my BOOK review was complete and accepted. Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey has moved to the next round.
*I ordered a couple proof books to review again for editorial changes. It is on a day like this I wish my parents didn't read the blog every day because I have a secret...shhh...I shipped them to my parent's house so they can open the box and be the first to see the book in "proof" form. Surprise Mom and Dad! lol
*Ideas for my next two books seem to be moving in quickly. Go figure, hit the "submit for review" button on one and the others impatiently move in. My dad's words, "Slow down girl, you don't want to overdo and get sick again. But then again, you come from a long line of go-getters." Not a bad attribute, if you ask me.
*This week will be spent with family as my precious mother-in-law joins the angels in heaven. Pray for peace and travel mercies as family travel via car, plane, and train to return home to say a final good-bye. While we grieve her loss here on earth, heaven celebrates her entry and we know she is dancing her beloved husband she has missed so much the past couple years.
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Lisa M Buske
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