“Our Storm”…It’s finally a book!

Okay…here goes what all this week’s hype was about-

Some of you know about the wreck our family had back in 2007 (8 years ago today). The one that I rarely talk about where Jeremy went into a coma, Stephen nearly died, and we spent way too much time in the hospital. Yeah, the one I am quick to give God glory for but the same one that I had counseling for just over a year ago.

Okay, so while Jeremy and I were laying immobile for weeks we wrote a manuscript of the events that had happened. We were scared we would forget them throughout the years and for Stephen’s sake, we didn’t want that to happen. In 2008, on the 1 year anniversary of the wreck, we gave a copy to our families and some close friends. There’s some pretty personal stuff in there, and we were careful who we shared it with. Plus, it’s pretty raw-grammatically and emotionally. My goodness, we were still in casts and stuff when we started it.

Fast forward to the other week. Since I’m “not busy at all right now” (all lies!) I decided it was time to get the manuscript off my computer and into book form. I doubted any publisher would want it, so I went the self-publish through Amazon way. It hasn’t been super easy, and I’m confident that even after reading it a million times and submitting 9 revisions, there are still grammar issues and spacing weirdness.

Regardless, it’s done. You can read it. And I won’t feel bad anymore when people say, “You should write a book.”

Ya’ll, it’s so bare-boned. I can’t read it without crying. It makes me feel vulnerable even knowing you could have it in your hands or on your Kindle at this very moment. But I also know that those words, from 8 years, are Holy Spirit breathed. He led us to write and for some reason I believe He’s leading us to let others read it right now.

So it’s out there. You can get it here on Kindle or as a paperback (forgive the simple cover).

Pray with me that God would somehow use this simple little book we’ve titled “Our Storm.” Pray that He would glorify Himself all over again. And believe that God is so, so faithful. He is only good. He is full of grace. He loved us enough to send His Son to the cross. He will love us through whatever we face.

Sigh…happy reading!

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,and the flame shall not consume you.” (Isaiah 43: 1b,2)

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8 comments

  1. I know I will cry when I read this but I have ordered my copy already! Jeremy and you are such precious beings and the family you have are so blessed to have you as parents. The Summit Church was forever changed when they found your family and brought you into theirs. I am so happy that I have been a small part of your journey. Much love!

  2. I remember that day all to well. I was minutes in front of you when it happened. My heart broke for you all. I loved you all so much (I still do). I can’t wait to read it and I am sure I will be going through the tissues! Love you all!!

  3. I am so excited to read YOUR book. Thank you for your rawness, God gave you this idea for a reason. People will see Gods work in your family and the true love of Jesus. You are such an encouragement and so proud to know you friend. Ps I seriously need to get my butt in gear and do something considering I can’t imagine hat you did all of this while homeschooling and with 5 kids! Girl pat yourself on the back you are a rockstar!

    Kat May Sent from my iPhone

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    1. Thanks Kat! We are excited to get it out there. And don’t give me too much credit-most of it was written when I couldn’t walk.=) There was nothing to do but write! And this go around my Mom kept the kids some while I edited. Thanks friend! Miss you!

  4. Congratulations on finishing your book! That is wonderful! It will be a great legacy for your children to have and read. That must have been an incredibly difficult experience, but I am glad you and your family survived. What a miracle!

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