Do Hard Things

A series of Christian based letters to my Grandgirls

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Hey Grandgirls, It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog. Though I have not updated, I hold you each close to my heart. I continually thank God for giving me the best Grandgirl’s ever!  My heart rests in the joy of knowing you girls are reflecting the love of God. I pray for you and I am here for you.

Here’s a little true story of a time I had to face my fears.

Audrey took my children’s book, Lilly’s Colorful Spots, to school. Her teacher asked her if I would be willing to present my book to an advanced reading class of 5th through 8th grade.

How do you say, “No thank you, I’m scared,” to your niece? You don’t! So, I faced my fears, prayed for God to show up and began work on the presentation.

On the day of the presentation, before I left, I sent up a prayer for a meaningful delivery to kids older than the audience for Lilly’s Colorful Spots.

My goal was to capture their interest by engaging conversation. The students were wonderfully attentive and eager to share.

After the presentation, I read the book, which is aimed at age three through 3rd grade, and was amazed to see, even the 8th graders glued to the storyline.

What fun!! I’m so glad I went, in spite of being terrified. If I had caved to fear, I would have missed such a BIG blessing!

The moral of this story is, “Say Yes! Trust God, Face Your Fears and Be Blessed!”

I will treasure these notes, from the students, forever.