Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power – Journal Entry…

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and thanks so much for coming by! I’m so in need of a little coffee break, so come on in and let me share a little bit of Life in the Lepins’ house!

So I forgot to tell you that we have a date! My son proposed a few weeks ago – actually I think it was four weeks ago this past Wednesday, and they don’t want to wait long. They’re getting married October 23rd, just a little over two months away! The wedding plans are moving full steam ahead and Lauren and her mom are doing an amazing job.

Lauren has been so sensitive and sweet, inviting me to her bridal dress shopping with her mom, which we did last weekend, and then this weekend she’s included me in on looking for flowers and on the way back from that, we’re going to stop by the place where her girls are getting their dresses and her mom and I are going to shop for our dresses. OMG, I’m the mother of the groom! Wow, what a feeling and I just want to bask in it and enjoy the sentimentality of it all.

Besides wedding plans and preparations, I continue to juggle many tasks while we wait to hear from the editor. I’m not the best at waiting, although I must admit that my grade for this particular waiting game regarding the book and it going to Trident Agency for possible representation has been my best. I’ve truly trusted Him for the timing of it all, that is, until the last couple of days where I just felt like I was about to explode with wondering why the long period of silence.

Just yesterday, my husband and I were having coffee, a rare occasion during the week, and I began to share with him about my emotional roller coaster ride of wondering and worrying. He was so good to just listen as I began to question myself and this desire to write fiction with a message for women. I had no idea that writing a book would lead to blogging and that that would lead to hosting a Blog Talk Radio show, and then there’s all the social networking– the Twitter, the Facebook, the website, and Squidoo — and on and on, all in pursuit of my life’s dream/calling of speaking and writing.

Basically I was starting to have my own pity party – actually, I had already started and was just inviting him, but hearing myself voice out loud my questions and frustrations made them so much more real, so much so that by the time I got off the roller coaster ride, I was in tears.

It was so cool because he didn’t feel like he had to fix it. He just listened and stroked my hair as I cried and I so treasured that. It felt good getting it off of my already-flat chest:)

We prayed together afterwards and I’m truly okay now. I’m back on the trusting train and I’ll just keep showing up and doing what I feel He’s called me to do. It may not be easier, but it is better that way!

Thanks for listening and words cannot even express how thankful I am that you and I have coffee every morning during the week. Have a great weekend…



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2 Responses to “Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power – Journal Entry…”

  1. Gail says:

    Sometimes it’s just the loving and listening that help us the most. Have a blessed time with your new daughter in law to be and her mom. What an honor to be included. I hope when my son finds his true love I will get to experience that too!

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