It took a bit for me to convince my retired husband to write a story for an anthology.
“Hon, Jeannette says she needs more stories from men, I don’t qualify.”
“I’m not the writer, you are.”
“You’ve told me many stories of how you knew God sent someone to help you at just the right time.” I could tell it had to be Gary’s idea. I dropped the subject.
The next day Gary said what’s the title of the book you mentioned? “God Encounters.”
A few days later he handed me his story, “Messengers of Light.”
We were both thrilled when he received his contract and then latter the payment for the article.
The day before Thanksgiving 2009 Gary died.
In February 2010 I realized the complimentary copy of the “God Encounters” book had never arrived. I knew the book had published. I called the editor at Howard books—when I explained the problem she said she’d take care of it.
“Tomorrow would have been our 51st wedding anniversary,” I told her.
We talked about the difficulties of losing a mate. Then the editor said, “I’ll over night this—it will be your anniversary gift.”
The next day I received the book, “God Encounters: Stories of His Involvement in Life’s Greatest Moments.” What a precious gift.
Once again an editor reminded me of how much they care about their authors. What a special blessing.
Still Lionhearted, Kat