Shoes Without Feet: A Journey of Strength, Hope, Obstacles, Encouragement & Success
On March 23, 2018, my life was forever changed. Almost immediately, after folks thought I had recovered enough, the questions came. You’re writing a book, right? When’s the book coming out? You know, you need to write a book! Yeah. Right.
What if I don’t want to write a book? What if the last thing I want to do is relive the most traumatically devastating moment of my entire life? What if the sheer thought of reliving each moment makes me want to throw my computer? Let’s get this straight right now. I DON’T WANT TO WRITE THIS! There. I said it. And yet, here I am, still typing because whether I want to write this thing or not, it’s not up to me. I don’t get a say so.
I don’t get to look at this journey and decide to keep it to myself. Now, because God doesn’t force us to do anything, and we have free will to say “yay” or “nay” to whatever He asks, and I’m sitting here writing a book I don’t want to write about a situation I don’t want to relive CLEARLY, at some point, somewhere in eternity, he asked and I said “yup.” Now mind you, I don’t recall signing on the dotted line and I surely don’t remember agreeing to any of this but if I’m here and I’m typing and I’m working my way to the other side of through, the only plausible explanation is I gave a head nod, a thumbs up, a fist bump, a high five SOMETHING that God interpreted as the spiritual equivalent of clicking the box next to the word “yes.”
All in all, this book is the manifestation of my response to God. It is my firm belief that whatever we go through is never solely for us. It’s almost always for someone we haven’t met yet. Why? Because God knew you before you even knew you and he knew that you were going to experience something(s) that were going to shake you to your core. He knew you would need someone who could empathize and/or sympathize with you. See, He loves you so much, he carried a perfect stranger through something she didn’t even realize she had signed up for just so she could write a book she didn’t want to write so you could read it and be encouraged. So, I said “yes” because He asked but I also said “yes” for you. Hey Someone.Nice to meet you.