I LOVE February! Not only is it my birthday month but it is Valentines Day month and Valentines Day month comes with those yummy Valentines Day candy hearts that I love so much!!
The other GREAT thing about THIS Valentines Day is a challenge that I am posing to my readers and MYSELF!
But FIRST–Last weeks BOOK GIVEAWAY goes to my BLOG READER–Patty Hunter!! Congratulations Patty, you have won my friend Michele Cushatt’s new book A 60 Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is!! Send me a message Patty @ firstname.lastname@example.org
So, this week, my darling friend Sharon Jaynes, has written an ADORABLE new book called A 14 Day Romance Challenge “Reigniting Passion in Your Marriage”. Can you say ADORABLE!! My very favorite book cover since Life Unstuck! Really!!
I have ANOTHER 2 Book release from my dear friends, Mark and Susan Merrill that I’ll share this month as well.
So Much GREAT material to make your marriage sizzle!!
So, I have declared February to be LOVE MONTH!
Lets get started with a few words from Sharon Jaynes shall we?!!
When a Dream Dies, by Sharon Jaynes
I sat on my porch with my Bible in my lap and a hot mug of steamy coffee in my hand. Early morning is my favorite time of day. Just me, Jesus, and a smattering of birds.
I closed my Bible and looked out across the backyard. My eyes landed on a rounded mound of fur nestled in the grass under the willow tree.
I got up and moved in for a closer look. My heart sank as I discovered what appeared to be a curled-up baby fawn lying lifeless in the grass. Probably the same fawn my neighbor had seen nursing from its mom the day before. My heart broke. I understand the circle of life, but still. A baby fawn lay dead in my yard. Most likely the target of the coyote I’d seen roaming around.
I couldn’t get close enough to see the wound. Sometimes that is the way of things.
I did get close enough to see the sunlight passing through the velum-like ears, the intricate spots on its back, and the Bambi-like eyelashes resting on a perfectly shaped snout. I would have to wait until Steve got home to take care of the situation. I didn’t have the nerve.
All morning long my mind returned to the lifeless form lying in the sun. Hours passed. At noon I looked out of the window and the still fawn remained unmoved. Untouched. Undisturbed. I couldn’t stand it. I had to know what had happened to it. So I mustered up my courage and made my way to the fawn. Three feet away. Stop. No signs of an attack. I inched closer.
Finally, I knelt down by the beautifully crafted creature, admiring God’s handiwork. But I couldn’t see what had killed it.
“What happened to you, little deer?” I whispered.
Suddenly, the fawn’s head popped up! Startled eyes stared at mine…wide-eyed. Me like a deer caught in the headlights. The fawn simply caught. I fell back on my haunches! And time stood still for a moment as we stared at each other in disbelief!
Finally, the fawn sprang to its feet, wobbled a bit, and scampered off like a drunken sailor. I sat in the grass and laughed, and laughed, and laughed. So the fawn wasn’t dead after all. It had simply found a bit of grass and fallen asleep…until almost noon.
After my heart stopped pounding in my chest, God spoke to my heart, Sometimes things are dead, and sometimes they just need to be woken up…..
Stay tuned for Part 2 of Sharon’s story next post!
In the mean time, leave a comment below to be entered in my Valentines Day Giveaway of ALL 3 BOOKS!!) This month!
I’m getting my romance plan ready 🙂 Don’t be surprised!! How do you think we have been married for 40 YEARS?!!