For the past three years, I have been dealing with the written word as I have put my story into book format. Now I am having more and more opportunities to verbally tell people my story and about God's amazing gift of second chances. The challenge is to condense my story as written in Born Three Times-A New Life, A New Liver, A New Love into a twenty minute segment. Two radio interviews-one local and one out-of-state have been arranged through my publicity contacts. On March 23, I will speak at a local church senior adult gathering about my book. This next week, I will be training to become a speaker for Christian Women’s Connection meetings. In my younger years, I did more public speaking, but I have become a little rusty and a lot more nervous when I stand in front of a crowd. However, I am excited about the possibilities as I share my story with new acquaintances.Charles doesn’t want to be left behind and is anxious to get his story down on paper as well. He recently purchased Dragon Speech Recognition Software. He will speak his childhood escapades and military adventures into the microphone and his words will magically be converted to written words on his computer. Then I will tweak and massage his memories into paragraphs, chapters, and finally into book format.
These new adventures will keep our late bloomer years blooming and busy. W.M. Lewis is quoted as saying “The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.” Sometimes it takes much trial and error, as well as prayer, to find out what we should be doing with the time we have left on this earth. King David in Psalms 19:14 penned the following thought which is my prayer as well: “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”