Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Splinter faith and pre-order splendor

Okay so I know that title was kinda cheesy...but I'm headed out the door to visit my granny Veda in the hospital.

God literally breathed life back into her a couple days ago. The extended time we've been given with her is a precious gift and I want to go treasure her. Hold her hand. Hear her voice. Make her laugh with silly stuffed dogs that wiggle and giggle. She also has a little clacker rabbit that bounces across her bedside table and causes her to smile.

For more of that story, visit my personal writing blog here.

In other news, my next release is up for pre-order now. Wahoo! Steadfast Soldier is a June goodness this year is flying by. Here are some links if you're interested.


Or you can Google it.

It will also hit store shelves around May 26-June 1 or so. For those of you who follow the Wings of Refuge Series, this is Chance's story.

I'd love to know what good trait or traits that one or more of your grandparents passed down to you or to one of your siblings or to your children.

I think I have my granny Veda's ornery sense of humor. So does my Aunt Linda, her middle daughter. My niece has her selfless generosity. My mother has her kindness and gentleness and her unconditional understanding. My sister and my aunt Anna (her olded daughter) have her tenacity. My children and some of my cousins, Joey and Jodi have her high cheekbones, courtesy of her American Indian heritage. And by marriage, my dad inherited her fishing skills. Unfortunately I did not. LOL!

And today, we all have her. Just her. Live. In person. Not yet only a memory. I can't begin to explain how overwhelmed with thankfulness I am to have been given more time.

If you've lost your grandparents, you are deep in my prayers today. May God bless you with many happy memories and with the hope of Heaven that Jesus gave us when He made a way for us to reunite with our loved ones. Heaven will be one enormous family reunion, yes, but I'm also glad to treasure time and their essence this side of eternity too.

If you don't live close to your grandparents or your parents, get offline right now and call 'em. LOL! Tell them you love them and languish in the sound of their voice. If they're close in proximity or geographically, get over there and hug them a little tighter and a little longer today. :-)

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Don't forget to share what good qualities you or your family members inherited from your grandparents. I'd love to hear it in the comment section.

Have a wonderful day.

Cheryl Wyatt


Janet Dean said...

Hi Cheryl,

Hugs and prayers as you spend precious time with your beloved grandmother.

My grandfather was a storyteller. I can still hear his laughter as he finished relating a snippet from the lives of real people. He repeated those stories time and again yet I never tired of hearing them. My father carried on the tradition. From them I got my love of history and of storytelling. Though I prefer telling my stories on paper.

I love the cover of Steadfast Soldier!


EllenToo said...

I want to add hugs and prayers for you and your grandmother also.
I lost both sets of grandparents years ago. Both grandfathers when I was a young child, both grandmothers when I was an adult but barely and I lost both my parents within a few years of each other. And I would love to have all of them back one last time to tell all of them how much they affected my life and how much they taught me. I guess the most important trait they taught me was to have patience with those who were angry and to be happy with what you have in life.

Cheryl Wyatt said...

Janet, he would be so proud of you! Billy's grandpa is a storyteller too. Now that he's not feelin' so good, we miss his stories.

Thanks for stopping by. I love the cover too! Steeple Hill does a fabulous job.


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Ellen, I'm so sorry you don't have your grandparents with you. What a void. It's sad and hard to see an entire generation passing away. I love the traits they taught you. Thanks so much for sharing.


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Hi Cindy, thank you for your prayers and kind words. I love that you have your grandmother's stalwart faith. Excellent!

Thanks for stopping by. I love the cover too! Art and Marketing do SO well on our covers. It's always a pleasant surprise.

Thanks for sharing!


Cheryl Wyatt said...


Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing. I am so glad for eternity, when you will have endless days with loved ones.

Glad you shared! Bless you.


Joan said...

Hope your grandmother is fine now. I know what it is to almost lose someone you love. My son coded twice in the emergency room. Thank God they were able to bring him back. My best to you and your grandmother.

Ausjenny said...

Hi Cheryl,
Praying also for your grandmother.

I cant say I had much passed down as 2 grandparents died before i was born and on other not long after. We did see a little of mums Dad but he too died when I was young. So besides a couple of weeks a year we didn't really see him.

Love the Look of your new book. I think Chances story will be great.

Anonymous said...

Praying for your granny. My last one went to live with Jesus in 2008. I miss them all but I know I'll see them in Heaven. That I'm very thankful for!!

PatriciaW said...

Adding this to my TBR.

The one trait I can remember about my grandfather was his love for books. He passed it on to my mother who passed it on to me.

Grandma Juanita said...

Thank you for the great advice. Had received 4 new books through the Reader's club, and 2 are already read. I have at least 60 of these Love Inspired books, they are truly a blessing. THANK YOU!!

Grandma Juanita said...

I wasn't fortunate to have grandparents that I can remember, except a grandfather who we saw once a month with a bag of candy bars. Was not a talkative person. But I am a grandma and i want to be a blessing and help to my 5 grandchildren and one great grandson. Thank you for sharing your love in this area.