Summer Book Special – Combo Pack

Welcome to my wedding-centric, crazy world! We are eleven days away from celebrating the blessed union between my eldest son, Nick, and his bride-to-be, Chelsea. My heart is overwhelmed with emotion and anticipation for the impending nuptials and for the new chapter unfolding in the life of our family. I imagine I’ll have some further thoughts in coming days, but for now, I’m sitting back … taking it all in.

It’s a lot to manage, this turning of the page in my story. But God is enabling me to do just that and to find deep joy alongside. Oh the depth of my mothering years! Thanks be to God for the privilege of counting each one of them – all twenty-five of them – and all the milestones that accompany two and a half decades of growing a boy into a man. Sweet mercy – I barely made it through Nick’s high school graduation! How grateful I am for the family that surrounds me and that will, undoubtedly, shepherd me through the next two weeks.

Would you pray for me, that I would be attentive to the necessary to the exclusion of the unnecessary? I don’t want to be an ogre in this season of bliss. Instead, I want to be an agent of God’s love, a dispenser of the kingdom, not a hoarder therein. I want to live and give my mothering best. I’ve missed the mark on several occasions over the years, but by God’s empowering grace and with his perfect peace at my disposal, this won’t be one of those times. Thank you in advance for coming alongside me and supporting me with your prayers. It means the world to me.

Blessings, friends, and as always …

Peace for the journey,

PS: It’s unlikely you’ll see me here at my cyber address for the next couple of weeks. Still and yet, you can always reach me through my contact page. A few closing details:

  • I’m happy to report that the groom-to-be has chosen a winner for Leah’s study, HeBrews: a Better Blend. The winner is Sharalee. Sharalee, please message me your mailing address.
  • Secondly, I want to offer a Summer Book Special – Combo Pack on Beyond the Scars and Peace for the Journey. For a limited time, I am offering both books for $20 (shipping included – USA orders only). Please use the link below to place your order (this is the only link that provides this particular offer). If you’d rather mail me a check, send me a message by clicking on this link.

7 Responses to Summer Book Special – Combo Pack

  1. Ah, Elaine. My oldest son just got married last November. I remember feeling overcome with emotions – a tumble of joy and anticipation, and a touch of sadness that my mothering was going to go through a new and unfamiliar evolution, and another level of letting go. I will pray for you, but I will also reassure you of this. When the day finally came, all was wonderful. I knew that God had brought this wonderful woman to his life, and to the life of our family, and it was a very happy occasion. I will never forget the tears in my son’s eyes as he saw his bride, nor the look of love and admiration in her eyes for him. All these months later I am truly realizing, too, that I didn’t lose a son – I really and truly gained a daughter.

    All will be well, and the Lord will be with you through it all.

    And hey, congratulations to all of you!


  2. My friend, I know you will be a beautiful representative of Jesus in these days. Congratulations to Nick and Chelsea. thank you again for doing the spotlight and giveaway of HeBrews. You are such a blessing to me. Love you

  3. You will be a huge blessing to everyone during the coming days!! So excited and happy for you as you see your son take this precious step of love! Enjoy every second!

  4. I can certainly pray that way – and WILL! It will serve as a good reminder of my own needs and intentions. I shall borrow your very words, Elaine! I can’t think of a better way to express my heart♥

  5. Elaine
    We are praying for you and your family.
    Above all, choose JOY this month.
    Many special moments are ready to unfold before your eyes.
    As an act of worship lay down all sadness
    And give thanks to your Savior for giving your son such a beautiful woman, inside and out.
    We are here for you when you return off of the mountain.
    Love you!!

  6. Well it looks like by now, your wedding must be over. But I wish you many wonderful years as a mother-in-law! We have been blessed the last four years with our beautiful daughter-in-law — she is such a gift. May the Lord knit your hearts together and knit together the hearts of your son and his new bride. An exciting time! Congratulations to you all.

    • Thanks, Lynn. It’s been a wild week of celebration and deep emotion. I look forward to the many ways our Chelsea will expand our world. Blessings and peace.

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