In Real Life…
UPDATE: Girls, THANK YOU for your enthusiasm! This wouldn’t be near as fun if I didn’t get to share it with you!
This afternoon I pulled out of the driveway to go visit one of my besties, Deedra, who had an abruptly scheduled surgery yesterday. (She’s doing great, by the way. She is every woman. Girlfriend gets more done in-firmed with three kids on her hip than I get done perfectly healthy when my kids are at school for eight hours.) But that’s not the point. Of course you know me by now so you aren’t at all surprised that we are getting to this thing the long way around.
So, I’m pulling out of the driveway (isn’t that how the first paragraph began?) and notice there are a few boxes on the front porch. It’s not unusual for UPS or FedEx to deliver church packages to the house if it’s after office hours so fleetingly I thought, “Awana…” and kept going. And then it hit me.
Could it be?
But it’s not time yet!
But what if…?
I slammed the car in reverse, pulled into the front yard and ran to the porch with keys in hand. My eyes went straight to the shipping label which was addressed directly to me. (Definitely not Awana supplies!) I banged on the door, yelled for Luke, took my keys, ripped into the package and it was…….
Hello, love! It’s about time this computer relationship took the next step.
You’re even cuter in real life! How often does that happen?
As beautiful on the inside as on the out…
And look, we even have mutual friends! (Yes, the same Deedra as above whose visit spurred this discovery. No question who has the better camera skillz.)
This relationship has been brewing for a very, very long time. I knew I wouldn’t have adequate words to describe the first meeting when I finally got to see all the contents of a glowing screen come to life. Until I do, I know you will excuse me if I return to my crying.
More later when there isn’t so much snot involved.
I promise. (More that is. I can’t assure you there will be no snot.)
SO EXCITED FOR YOU, Lisa!
Squealing with you! Congratulations – I can’t imagine how wonderful you must feel!
.-= Robin´s last blog ..Praying =-.
Guido reporting for duty now that you’re OFFICIALLY a famous author now.
Mary Emma is gonna FREAK OUT.
.-= Robyn (3girlsmom)´s last blog ..Haiti. =-.
THRILLED for you!!!! Can’t wait to receive my own!!
.-= Christi´s last blog ..Happy 2010! =-.
Congratulations!!! Today must be the day because another friend got her books from Zondervan today, too!
.-= Dori´s last blog ..Be Quiet! =-.
I am so super excited for you! and for me too since I pre-ordered mine through lifeway!
OH Yeah!!! So glad it’s finally in your hands!!!!
.-= Rachael´s last blog ..Dreams Come True. =-.
Girl — I AM so EXCITED for you! Now, let the marketing FUN begin! I say you should get on a cruise…. yep…. that’s it! We need to put you on a cruise!
Seriously, enjoy this moment. Praise God (as I know you are). Run your hands over those pretty books. Soak it all in. And know that He has a plan for you as you walk forward.
.-= Mary´s last blog ..52 New Things – # 1 =-.
CONGRATULATIONS! So excited for you and can’t wait to read it :)
.-= DeeDee´s last blog ..New Beginnings… =-.
Congrats Lisa….now I can say…”I knew her when” LOL! Can’t wait to get the book! Love ya friend!!!!
I’m squealing and giggling and smiling and tearing up all at the same time!! I am soo stinkin’ excited for you I can not stand it!! Man, I wish I was closer so we could do a big ol’ celebration dance together!! I can’t wait to get mine!! I’ve been telling everyone I know to get it and sending your site info to them!!
I’m soo happy for you!
Let’s celebrate soon!
Love you lots and lots!
In good Aggie terms
That is extreme delight and pride!
Yeah for you and us:)
.-= rhonda´s last blog ..SILENCED =-.
I am so proud of you my favorite PW! I am going to get copies for the staff wives at my home church – so we can have a “sho nuff” PW study together. Oh my…and I can say “I know her, I know Lisa!” Sort of Like Elf did to Santa in ELF…you know what I mean!!!
I love you sweet young woman!
.-= Jan´s last blog ..One Day, No More Earthquakes =-.
Congratulations! And I see my quote on that page out of the book! So cool!
.-= Crystal´s last blog ..I’m over it. =-.
I entered our pastor’s wife (I almost typed wives BAA HAA HAAA) for the giveaway today and I was so proud of you! One of our very own little siestas!
.-= Cathy Davis´s last blog ..Cries for Mercy (Repost from Living Proof Ministries) =-.
Yay! Can’t wait to read it and get some much needed PW support!!! Congrats!
Congratulations! That’s so exciting!
Congratulations Lisa! I’m thrilled for you. As someone who has prayed and prayed for a publisher herself, I could be pea green with jealousy, but I’M NOT! Isn’t that great? I’m just so very, very happy for you. I know you must be thrilled to see your books! And I can’t wait to read it!
I needed some good news and this was just the ticket!
You must feel amazing!!!!!
Congratulations. And it is so cute.
.-= O Mom´s last blog ..Regrets =-.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I plan on being at Lifeway on February 1 to secure my copy and then on March 19 you can autograph it for me!!! I cannot imagine how excited you must be.
Oh girl! Congrats!! I’m squealing with you (well not really because its about midnight and I would wake the house up, but inside I am)! I can’t wait to get my own copy!!!
.-= Julie´s last blog ..Disney Help!!! =-.
I can not wait until I get to read your book!
.-= Vernie´s last blog ..I’m not a profound thinker but…. =-.
Yeah!! So proud of you!! Cannot wait to see it……love you all!
I am so stinkin’ excited for you. And proud of you, girl! Sending hugs!
.-= Joanne (The Simple Wife)´s last blog ..Feathering my nest, part 2 =-.
WOOHOO!!! So exciting! Can’t wait to get my hands on one!
I am so excited for you..THRILLED beyond words…. I am hugging you and I pray the Lord will get your book into the hands of those who need your encouragement and hope.
Praising the Lord today. Hugging you. Love and hugs, Lynn
.-= Lynn´s last blog ..Unanswered Prayers – He Dreams Big, Do You? =-.
YAY!! So excited for you Lisa :) Congratulations!! I can’t wait to order your book.
Big hugs to you from Vegas :)
.-= Linda´s last blog ..Good-Bye 2009 =-.
How awesome is that?!! So excited for you and this adventure of faith! God’s love is extravagant!! Congratulations, Lisa!!
SOOOOO excited for you!!!!!!
I can’t wait to read your book!!!!
.-= Patty´s last blog ..A New Adventure =-.
Congratulations, excited for you and looking forward to reading your book!
.-= Fiona´s last blog ..This is why I scrapbook =-.
Well, well…my, my…funny how things turn out, huh? A hearty congratulations to you, Lisa…I’m trying to get Meredith a bootleg copy or something as she’s dying to read it…
Grace, always grace,
This is great! Congratulations and bless your heart! How exciting~~can’t wait to get a copy !! PRAISE THE LORD!!
YAY!!!! So excited for you! Sharin’ the joy on the other side of the world ;)
.-= Donna´s last blog ..Apply Daily =-.
I would scream too.
In fact, I think I’m going to do it again: AHHHHHHHH!
.-= Kelly @ Love Well´s last blog ..Two More Places to Give to Help Haiti =-.
SQUUEEEEAAALLLLIIINNNNNGGGGG here in Michigan too! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy and read read read. Love you.
CONGRATS!!!!! So happy for you and all the pastor’s wifes who will be blessed through reading this book! Not that I’m a pastor’s wife, but I just got a cute pair of shoes for like $3.00, regular $54!!! Woo Hoo!!!! I’m wearing them tomorrow!!!
.-= Kim´s last blog ..A Small Decorating Job! =-.
It is BEAUTIFUL and I can’t keep my hands off of it! When I’m not reading it, I’m touching it, I am so THRILLED that the release time is finally almost here!!
….and I’m even more thrilled that I got one of the very first copies hand delivered by you!!! PRICELESS!!
I was too tore up to get you to autograph it though. I’ll come to the official signing for that!!!
.-= Deedra´s last blog ..Carter Says….. =-.
I am so proudof and for you Lisa!!!!!! U are a great woman of God and I am proud and blessed to call u my friend!!!!! I am excited and cannot wait to get my copy!!!! love ya
I am so excited for you Lisa! Blessings dear one!
.-= Lora´s last blog ..Break out from the mold =-.
What a wonderful day for you! I was just on amazon looking to pre-order. I am proud for you, not in a boastful way – but in an achieving way!
Giving God the Glory
.-= lori´s last blog ..Haiti =-.
I ordered my copy before Christmas. Can’t wait to get it!
.-= Sheryl´s last blog ..Week 1 of 2010 =-.
Wooooohooooo! That’s so exciting!! Do you need us to pinch you so you know it’s really happening?? Congratulations, I can’t wait to read it!!
WOO HOO!!!! So proud of you!! SO PROUD!!!
.-= Melinda´s last blog ..The Beauty of the Body of Christ =-.
YAY!!!! I am so happy! You GO GIRL!
.-= wanda´s last blog ..Killin time! =-.
.-= Tabitha´s last blog ..Sunday’s Thought =-.
Can’t wait to get my hands on one of those!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ohh!!! I just clapped my hands and bounced up and down on the edge of my seat for you!
I have ordered a copy for myself and our Sr. Pastor’s wife. (BTW, I registered us for the ladies event in Granbury in March. We will see you there, and hopefully, we will have you at our church soon!)
.-= Colleen Daigle´s last blog ..I was glad when they said to me… =-.
YAY!!! I just blogged about your book today! So very excited for you lady! :)
.-= Sarah@ Life in the Parsonage´s last blog ..Say Hello =-.