The week before my wedding, a friend reached out to me and asked if I wanted a job. Her mom had written a book, and she was looking for someone who could edit it for her.
I loved my wedding. It was perfect. But at that moment I was just so tired of planning it. I was extremely stressed – so much so that it was affecting my health – and as I was no longer working, everything in my life was about the wedding. And moving.
I needed something to refresh me. So I took the job.
I know, I know. I sound like I’m nuts. But I was confident that I could do it.
I blocked off two days and got to work. No wedding stuff, just editing and proofreading.
And it was wonderful.
I really love editing. I think it’s so much fun! And I am so weird for saying that! But I really do, and I felt more like myself and so happy those two days that when it was over, I did feel refreshed and ready to get back to the wedding planning.
Yesterday a small package was dropped off.
And there it was, in print – my name as an editor!
I was so happy I started crying. My poor husband just held me as I cried and laughed on his shoulder.
There’s a book in this world – an actual physical book with an ISBN and everything! – and my name is in it.
I am very thankful and very happy.
So a big thank you to my dear friend who thought of me, and thank you to her dear mother, Lois Breit, for giving me a chance.
And thank you to my husband who didn’t freak out when I said I was going to edit a book so close to our wedding, and who couldn’t stop smiling as I rejoiced last night over such a small yet such a wonderful moment in my life.
To learn more about Lois Breit’s ministry to single mothers, please visit LoisBreit.com.
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