As many of you know, I have not been as active as I would have liked on my blog. There have been many excuses, mainly one, that has kept me from keeping up to date with blog posts.
The biggest reason is the publication of my first book, Turn the Tide of Emotional Turbulence: Devotions for Parents with Teens in Crisis. A long time coming, I am finally seeing the light of it being put to print. Book launch will be early spring 2019.
The devotions in this book relate to my emotional rollercoaster ride as a parent when my daughter was going through many crises. For many parents, crises have focused on one or two issues such as a disorder, addiction, a mental illness, and so forth. For our family, mainly our daughter, there were too many issues to even count over a period of 15 years.
Yes, I had a lot of emotional turbulence which kept me quite alone. The good news though, is that each year, more resources, support, and one on one help is now available. However, it doesn’t always take away the feeling of being alone when you are going through your tsunami storms of life.
For me, I felt battered by every wave that hit us. If I am feeling this way, I’m sure other parents are too. Those thoughts persuaded me (along with others) to start journaling. I had no idea my journaling would turn into writing a book about it.
With lots of prayer, encouragement, and guidance from great authors, agents, publishers, family, and friends, the book was born.
Thank you for being so patient with me in not receiving weekly posts. I will definitely change that in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please pray for the finishing edits and touches on the book. This book was written for you.
Happy Autumn Blessings!
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