Last night I published my new book, “Tunnel Vision: A Journal I Never Thought I’d Write.” In pressing my finger on the Submit key of Createspace, I felt a sense of peace, of completion. It has been almost six years since the events recorded in my book started the ball rolling down a long frightening road, which I repeatedly called My Tunnel, having no better visual to describe where I found myself.
My dear friend, Lynne, stayed by my side during this dark time, and afterward. She is one of the many angels sent to me to rescue me, prop me up, and keep me on solid footing during this period of my life. When I sent her a text this morning to tell her that the book has been released to the universe, her response was:
“Your redemption is complete.”
She is absolutely right. Even though I have successfully put all of this behind me, the scars and tender spots are still there, although fading and becoming fainter with each day. In the past six years, I have picked up the pieces of my life, glued those back together that were worth salvaging, and tossed the rest into the pile labeled “my past.” God has surely blessed me and delivered me. There is not a minute of the day that I am not in a spirit of gratitude to God for bringing me to this day, to this place.
I am whole again, even though I still have some broken edges and a few rough places that catch me from time to time. But God is using these to steer me in the direction God wants me to go. This blog is one of them. For those few loyal readers – and I know there really are only a few of you out there – you have read my stories and my books and know what I am talking about. For anyone new stumbling upon my words today, I invite you to browse through my blog to read more. And if you are really brave, visit Amazon to take a look at my two books that are already published.
My goal is not to become a best-selling author or to make a ton of money on what I write (although a little here and there would surely be received gratefully!). What I want most of all in my life is to touch the heart of one person and change his or her life through something that I write. If that happens, I will have attained my highest goal in my life.
And so it is with this blog entry that I introduce you to my new book and invite you to purchase a copy of it. If you like it, a nice review would be appreciated. If you really like it, please share it with your friends and family and help spread the word that it is out there. For my loyal followers, I thank you from the depths of my soul for sticking with me and enjoying my musings on this blog.