book launchMiracle in a Dry Season officially launches tomorrow. Yesterday, we had a book launch party at my church. And while nothing is perfect this side of heaven, it was just about as close as we could get.
In Appalachian Serenade Delilah realizes that family is something deeper than blood kin. My FAMILY gathered around yesterday evening and we had a celebration. There was church family, work family, neighborhood family, friends family, family family–and it’s one of those times when I felt love wrapped all around me like a soft blanket on a cold night.
How to express my gratitude? My husband who helped plan, set-up, clean-up, and gave me the best introduction ever. My Bible study girls who helped serve food and sell books and stayed late to wrap up all the leftovers. My family who drove from West Virginia and South Carolina to be with me and support me. All those friends who chose to spend an evening eating beans and cornbread and listening to bluegrass music in celebration of a mere novel. And YOU–all you readers who use your precious time to read the words I’ve written down.
All I can say, is “thank you.” It doesn’t seem like enough. I think I have an idea how David felt when he wrote Psalm 136. It starts:
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
His love endures forever.
And it goes right on through to verse 26:
“Give thanks to the God of heaven.
His love endures forever.”
Love endures forever. It was such a good book launch party because love was there. Thank you all for your love.