Today's topic is about dreams. I've always wanted to be a mom, so that was a dream I've had since I was a child. Part of the motivation behind my dream is sad because my mother was bedridden for twenty years and I wanted to do for my kids what my mom couldn't do for me. I'm just thrilled God gave me that chance by blessing my womb after I got married back in 1990. My other dream was to be a stay-at-home mom. For whatever reason God hasn't fulfilled that dream yet. This day in age it's tough, if not impossible, to live on one income, especially when the man the Lord gave you has to pay child support for his prior child regardless of the fact that he wanted to stay married and his ex was the one who strayed in their marriage. So my entire 19 years of marriage I've had to work. Thankfully the support was paid off back in 2005, but life was tough for the many years we did have to pay.
Since this topic is about Dreams fulfilled I will go back to the dream of being a mom. The Lord gave me two boys with my wonderful husband. I've had only two pregnancies and both resulted in my children. Right now they are both teenagers and just finishing out their last year(s) of high school. They turned out to be great kids despite my having to work full time while they grew up. I have a heart for young people because my teenage years were pretty messed up, very unlike both of my sons, who both know Jesus and follow Him. I didn't know Jesus when I was a teen so many of my experiences are actually reflected in my books. I want young people to know God and know Jesus personally, which is why I write. It makes such a difference when the Lord is involved in your child's upbringing. The second part of my dream is to see young people inspired and changed when they read my novels, kind of like giving back part of myself to see them desire what I never had until I was 18…before I knew Christ.
The book being promoted is about Susie Ziglar's dreams. I hope you enjoy reading about her life and her experience dealing with the result of an unfortunate decision she made that would affect her life forever. Bless you all!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michelle Sutton is Editor-in-chief for Christian Fiction Online Magazine, a member of ACFW, and edgy fiction writer, a book reviewer, avid blogger, CWOW blog mistress, mother of two teens, wife, pet owner, and follower of Jesus Christ.
ABOUT THE BOOK – It’s Not About Him
Sheaf House - September 2009
Susie wakes up after a party knowing something isn't right. When she discovers she is pregnant but has no idea who the father is, she decides to place her baby for adoption with an infertile couple from church. Following through ends up being more challenging than she'd imagined. But she wants to do the right thing. If only Jeff would quit trying to marry her so she'll keep her baby! Why doesn't he understand? It's not about him; it's about what's best for her child. Meanwhile, a man shows up in her life that looks irritatingly familiar. Could he be the father?
WIN THE BOOK
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