Friday, January 15, 2010

January 15, 2010 – OH! Happy Day!


I interrupt my daily "God Calling" blog post to share some exciting news about my day! When I arrived at home from work there was a large box on my front door step. I hadn't ordered anything recently so I assumed the box was for Steve. As I put my key in the door I noticed the words "Caregivers' Devotions to Go" in bold letters across the shipping label.

I hurried inside and dropped my bag on the counter. My heart pounded. Our yellow Labrador greeted me with his usual tail-wagging kiss. When I turned back to retrieve the box, Donovan (the lab) was saying (in his excited dog-speak) "What's in the box? Is it a biscuit? What's in the box? Is it a bone? What's in the box? Is it a toy?"

I ripped open the package and retrieved a copy of my book! I danced a jig with Donovan!

YES! It arrived today. It's real! I have a book in PRINT! "Caregivers' Devotions to Go" is here! It's absolutely bright and beautiful and I love it. I saw my name on the cover and opened it to read the first few pages. I cried. This labor of love had finally arrived and I was holding it in my hands!

I think I'll remember January 15th for the rest of my life! (I probably will since I have a strange memory for dates!) J

I called Steve and shared the good news. I emailed my publisher at Extreme Diva Media to thank them for the book. Then I called my sister Kathy since she contributed two devotionals to this book. My prayer partner Karen received the next call and we laughed about God's timing and purpose in all of this!

We had a marketplace ministry banquet for our church tonight so Steve grabbed a few copies to share the good news. Pastor Gini Smith was the first person I gave a copy. She has been such a blessing to me and a wonderful care giver to thousands!

Fawn – a beautiful woman who sat next to me at dinner asked if she could buy one when Steve showed the book to everyone at our table. (He is so proud of me – and I am thankful for all the time he has given me to write.) Although I wanted to gift this copy to my new friend, she insisted on paying me. Thanks for being my first buyer! Steve gave his other copy to our friend Dottie.

It was a joyous day and I'm excited to share this book with you. You can order it at my publisher's website at http://www.edmbookstore.com/ or on my website at http://www.gigimurfitt.com/. If you already pre-ordered it you should be receiving your copies in the mail over the next week.

Thank you so much for supporting me with this, my first book! It is so exciting for me and I hope you enjoy it!

Signing off as a newly PUBLISHED Author!

Gigi Murfitt, Author
Caregivers' Devotions to Go ©2010

1 comment:

Janalyn Voigt (WaySinger) said...

Wow, what a happy moment. Thanks for sharing it with us!