As I stated on my last post, “WOW, how time flies”! I can’t believe it has been a year . Life has been very busy for Cowan and I since April 2016. I am now considered a “professional care-giver” for Cowan – that statement by his doctor. I will have to admit that I never wanted to be a nurse, but the Lord must have had me in mind for that job. If you have read my book you will know why I make that statement, and it goes on and on!!
One of my busy times was going to Round Rock, Texas March 1, 2017 to celebrate my mother’s 101st birthday. Cowan cannot travel by plan any longer – too exhausting for him, and difficulty in making plan connections, so I went alone. Cowan stayed at the Lebanon VA Hospital in Respite Care. He loved the care and attention he received, and said he would do it anytime. The birthday “girl” seemed to enjoy the attention and excitement. Since I was there she has been placed in hospice. Would appreciate your prayers for her. Her name is Easther Odom, and I thank you.
On December 13, 2016 I enjoyed a ladies breakfast speaking and book signing engagement at Conestoga Mennonite Church, in Morgantown, PA. My topic was “Bundles of Joy for Christmas”. I want to give a shout out to my friend Mary Ann Leaman. She is a great help at my engagements, taking care of the sales of the book, while I answer questions and sign the books.
If you remember, my speaking and book signing engagement at Hammercreek Mennonite Church last February was cancelled because of snow. That was rescheduled February this year – NO SNOW!!!!! Thanks again, Mary Ann. We enjoyed the evening and the refreshments at Hammercreek. I enjoy meeting new people, and Mary Ann introduced me to a college friend who was there.
April 29, 2017 brought a trip to Churchville, NY. Cowan’s neice, Terry and her husband Kenn live in Churchville. On that day, I was invited to speak and book sign at Batavia Baptist Church, Batavia, NY. That is Terry and Kenn’s church. It was a Breakfast Tea. I cannot begin to tell you how many beautiful tea cups and teapots were sitting on beautifully set and decorated tables. My topic that day was, “Blessings of Joy”.
I am looking forward to October 24. I will be speaking and book signing at Aldan Union Church in Aldan, PA. I have several friends who attend that church, and it will be great to see them again. The “theme” will be “A County Fair”. I am looking forward to an interesting and enjoyable evening to describe to you. Stay tuned.
I have been mailing letters of introduction to Women’s Ministries at churches in Delaware, Lancaster, and Chester Counties, 34 churches to be exact. Today I received my first call from Nancy Swanson, representing the Women’s Ministry at Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church in Terre Hill, PA. They will be having a three day retreat, and ask me to be their speaker. That will happen September 29 and 30, and October 1. I am hoping that with my schedule with Cowan’s situation I will be able to be their speaker. More information as to what will be involved will follow when it is confirmed.
I am always searching for ideas to share my story, and I would appreciate any suggestions you might share with me. Several posts ago, you may remember, my title was “Have Book – Will Travel”. I am still available. I am considering contacting radio stations for interview time. I enjoyed very much the one hour interview, by phone, I had with the Debbie Chavez Show, in Bellingham, Washington in January 2015. I also enjoyed very much the TV interview with Dr. Benjamin Littlejohn in Greenville, South Carolina in 2015.