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I am back with a lot les stress in my life.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hi I am back.
I had to completely give up everything extra in my life if I wanted to meet my deadline and finish a 90,000 word novel by the end of May. It has had its first edit and is 80 pages short of being ready for its last. I hope to have it self published by the middle of June. What an experience.

“Return to Erieau” is a Christian book about a young woman and man who have to make a lot of decisions, and learn how to forgive themselves and others and turn everything over to God. I use real life experiences and devotions that I wrote from my past to write this book. A lot of healing takes place in the people in the book, as well as the author as she writes it.

I went and turned into “Chef Phoebe Fox” the Clown last night and entertained over 130 mothers, grandmothers, and daughters. It felt so good to bring laughter to so many people. I know this was my best performance yet.

I did not have to have the procedure in London because I stopped bleeding. Thank You for your prayers.

I see the surgeon next week and will be put on a waiting list for a knee replacement. I know when my knee is better, I will be able to walk and exercise more.

I gave up being the women’s leader and had my last meeting on Friday.

I am walking beside my best friend as she watches her mother die of Lou Geris Disease. It has been a painful walk. Her mother went from being a healthy woman last summer and now has a hard time speaking and is in a wheelchair.
God gave me the words below to share with my friend. I was able to use them in my novel to bring comfort to my main caricature. Read below.

From “Return to Erieau”
(Amelia wipes a few tears from her eyes then places the writing beside the rose. She looks around her new room. It is hard to believe that my Aunt Stella has been dead for three months.
The last time I went to a funeral with her, Stella said,
‘What is wrong with dying?’
One foot is still with earthly affliction
While the other foot is stepping into everlasting Glory
With God and Jesus”)
Now you know where I have been.
I never ever forgot my friends in Sparks
I am back but will still have to limit the time I give to Sparks.
Ethel
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  • no profile photo CD7136967
    lol

    3852 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2332407
    Welcome back Ethel! You were missed. You have been a busy gal. I'm so glad you have less stress.
    God Bless
    3852 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/12/2010 9:20:39 PM
  • RAINBOWMF
    So good to hear from you.

    What a busy Lady.
    Glad everything is coming together for yea!

    Hugs Mary
    3852 days ago
  • SEWINGMEG
    YAY... glad to hear life is less stressful!! Excited about your book... looking forward to reading it! (((hugs)))
    3852 days ago
  • JAMESGIRLLL
    hi Ethel! glad to know that you have been writing and that you have been clowning it up!

    i had been worried about you......but you seem pretty strong and brave and are doing a lot better than i had feared......

    so good to know that the reasons you have been busy are so positive.......

    hugs!
    jam
    esgirl
    3853 days ago
  • BARBARAROSE54
    Thanks for your blog and so glad to hear you are back and less stressed.

    emoticon
    3853 days ago
  • PASTORWILEY62
    I CABN NOT WAIT TO READ YOUR BOOK, I AM SO GLAD YOU HAVE DONE WHATS NEEDED , SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO STEP BACK AND SEE. GREAT JOB
    3853 days ago
  • TRAILWALKERJO54
    Ethel you know I am always here for you ... glad you are back ...and soon your writing will be finalized..
    great news about your procedure being cancelled --keeping you in my prays for it to be okay for you now.

    water aerobics will be good for your knee and I know how you so love this activity at the Y..hope you will find time for you and get there ..

    We have all missed you- glad you are back.

    emoticon Jo
    3853 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5128667
    Wow.....you've had so much on your plate....welcome back!

    I wish you all the best with your book!
    3853 days ago
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