I hope that everyone is having a good day. I recently received an e-mail that spoke to my hear inspiring me to start this discussion. Have you ever wondered if something you had done was from God? Most of you know that I have written a book and a good number of you have actually read it. Over the past year there have been many people who have referred to my project/book as a wonderful ministry. I usually just smile and say thanks, chalking such comments up to the fact that folks were being kind, perhaps being a little sympathetic and showing compassion towards me. We all know that's the true work of God. After all, I could never have imagined that something I had done, especially written could ever affect and touch, I mean really touch people's hearts. Then I received the e-mail below that touched my heart and made me think...
Blessings, Chris Tatevosian
"Sorry it has taken me so long to get back with you. I thought about saying that your book saved my marraige--but that isn't quite true . My husband and I have been married for 21 years and we love each other dearly. But what your book did was cause me to realise the impact my illness has on him. I cried as I read how you realized too late the impact your illness had on your wife.
I read your book while I was sick in bed dependent on my husband to give me medicine and remind me to eat and drink. I relaized how sweetly and gently he does that. I also relaized the way I reacted to him. After reading your book, Life Interrupted, It's Not All about Me, I saw so much of myself in the anger part of being sick. He always bore the brunt of my anger and frustration.
This last exacerbation of this illness that plauges me has been different because of you. Thank you for writing this book. Thank you for opening your heart--good, bad and ugly. The bad and ugly struck me and caused me to make a deliberate effort to love him with every glass of 7up, and with ever medication. I thanked him and hugged him with every meal he cooked and every load of laundry he did. God inspired you to write the book if not for many just for me. Thank you so much. I thank God for you and I have told others about your book. I have really been meaning to go to Living whole and write a blog about your book. I have been so sick I really havent felt like doing much writing. Use this message anyway you want to.
Your book caused me to step back and look at my ugly self and the way I was treating the one who loves me the most. He doesn't even know about the book. But, he loves the hugs and kisses."
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