Thursday, April 19, 2012

Waiting is NOT My Strength

...but it's usually worth it!

So, the original date Zondervan gave for announcing their selections for the Moms' Devotional Bible was April 14.
But then they changed the date to the 18th. Which, of course, I discovered on the 14th when I tried to find their decision. And so I waited.

On the 17th I saw their announcement that everything was on schedule to make the announcement "on time."
But they neglected to say what time.
And when I woke up yesterday morning I was eager to check my email. Maybe they were as anxious as I was and had made the announcement before they ate their breakfast?

Not so.

At work I was tempted to check for the announcement. But I resisted. Instead I thought about the possibilities every spare moment I had.

When I walked in the door after work and turned my computer on, my heart was pounding rapidly. What would I find when I opened my email???
Uh, nothing!
OK. That isn't true. I had lots of junk mail and a few Facebook notices, but nothing from Zondervan. And I wondered, Is no news "good news"?

So I looked at the contest page and discovered - they had yet to announce their selections. *ugh*
Have I mentioned that waiting is NOT my strength?
But I had no choice, so I waited some more. I went to my son's track meet and watched him do a great job - even though some rascally kid beat him in the end. *wink* And then I came home to find the answer for which I had been waiting.

My devotion was one of those selected to be published in Zondervan's Moms' Devotional Bible! It's scheduled to be released in the Spring of 2013, and I am thrilled to be a part of it. My thanks to each of you for your support and encouragement during the contest. Love you!



Patricia/NYC said...

Woo Hoo!!!! Congratulations, Karen!! I'm thrilled to know that with inclusion of your devotional, so many MORE women will be blessed by your Christ-centered perspective!

And by the way, this sentence:

"Maybe they were as anxious as I was and had made the announcement before they ate their breakfast?"

...really made me laugh as my mind works in the very same way! ;)

HUGS, my friend!

Irritable Mother said...

Patricia - Thanks, friend. :o)

Beth E. said...

Congratulations, Karen! That's wonderful news...I'm so happy for you! :-)