Today is the official release day of Limping But Blessed, Wrestling with God after the Death of a Child. Some of you have already received your book and you've provided encouraging feedback. Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts with me and with others.
Like most things related to this book, today is bitter sweet. I wish I was not one who had written a book about the death of a child. I wish I didn't know how any of this feels. At the same time, I'm incredibly thankful to have been able to complete the book, to feel like I wrote this along with Jacob's help, to be able to share Jacob with the world, and to hopefully help some people.
What I'd like most on the official release date of this book is for people to remember Jacob.
I want people to remember this incredibly happy, loving, beautiful red headed little scrawny kid. He loved to play outside, wear his cowboy boots with shorts, put on a superhero costume, and give big hugs. One of the things I love most about him is his affectionate and loving personality. I miss those hugs in the morning and the kisses goodnight.
One of our biggest fears as grieving parents is that people will forget Jacob or that his short life didn't matter. Just like we want all of our living children to make a difference in the world and to do great things - we want those children who have died to have significance and for their life to have meaning.
Today, there is no doubt Jacob has made a difference and his life will carry on with this book.
Thank you all for the ongoing support, love, and for spreading the word about Limping But Blessed.