It is not what you may think of from reading this blog’s title.
Yesterday, I received an email from Westbow Press saying my books have been shipped. It has been a long process from December 26th, 2012, the day My Precious Life was conceived, and began life in the womb of my laptop, to this soon-to-be delivery date.
Two things came to mind when I read that email. The first was Solomon’s words in Ecclesiastes 7:8, “Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.” (KJV) I say this because right from the beginning, I was picturing the ending; the day the book would be published, and I would hold my new “baby” in my hands. That took patience! Each little glitch in the birthing process had me telling myself, “This too shall pass–be patient.”
The second thing that came to me was a quote from Louis L’Amour, American author: “There will come a time when you will believe that everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” This struck me as truth also, because now my “baby” must go out into the world and begin to make itself known to friends and strangers alike. Where I thought that the first words I wrote in My Precious Life were the beginning, I now realize that the last words I wrote are also the beginning.
So you see, just as those last words of Jesus on the cross, “It Is Finished”, were only the beginning for us, I have to believe that my own thoughts, it is finished, when I put the last period on the manuscript, were only the beginning of MY PRECIOUS LIFE.
As posted in other blogs, please look for my book on Amazon.com and other online book stores by linking to MY PRECIOUS LIFE.
This will help my “baby” take its first steps into the world. Thank you for your support, and remember, whatever you think is finished in your life may be just the beginning.