A Quiet Thank You

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Have you ever waited for something for a really long time? I mean so long that you almost gave up the hope of it ever happening?

I have. But tomorrow my wait is over. It has been 12 years in the making, but it has finally happened, and I’m not sure how I feel tonight on this eve of my dream come true.

I feel a bit numb.

It feels surreal, like I’m floating on air.

Sort of how I felt the night before Tom and I were married. I knew from the moment I walked down the aisle with my dad that my life would change forever. It did.

I’m not sure if this dream can be compared to that dream, for nothing compares to the love and commitment I have with Tom, except my love for Christ. Yet, I know my life will be different. No longer will the questions haunt me as to why I haven’t finished my book. It is finished. No longer will I wonder if anyone will care to read my grandmother’s story. I will soon know.

But what really matters is that I believe God led me to write this story. And I did it, with the help of lots of friends along the way. So tonight, as I fall asleep knowing my book is on a truck somewhere heading to the warehouse where orders can be filled starting tomorrow, I will close my eyes and whisper a quiet thank you to God who faithfully helped me do what I couldn’t do on my own.

Yes, it is the eve of my dream come true. w.o.w.

What dreams are you hoping for? What dreams is your spouse hoping for?What can you do today to bring you both one step closer to seeing them come true? 

About Debi Walter

Face it, marriage is hard work. But when cultivated daily the fruit produced will satisfy for a lifetime. We're here to help with ideas and encouragement along the way. Having been married 40 years and counting, we share what we've learned with practical tips, Biblical Truths, Date night ideas to help you plow your own vineyard for God's glory.
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10 Responses to A Quiet Thank You

  1. Debi, I pray that this book exceeds your wildest hopes… That it sells very well, and that people are blessed by reading your story. I’ll be ordering one for Tiffani and I this week.

    Have a wonderful day, and know that the Lord is still on His throne!


    • Debi Walter says:

      Thank you, Jason. I am still getting used to the idea that others are going to actually read my book. I know, it seems like that’s a given, but I’ve had this in my heart for 25 years…to realize that season is over is like I said, surreal. I hope you enjoy the story, and thank you for buying it. Wow. 🙂


  2. Oh goodness congrats! So happy for you! Would love to read your book! How exciting after the long wait! I’m also happy to hear that your book is about your grand mother.
    I would love to record my filt history as well. Bet of luck! I’ll be lookin for your book!


  3. Auntie Em says:

    So glad you stayed faithful!


    • Debi Walter says:

      You know I don’t look at it in those terms because I tend to see how unfaithful I was in procrastinating off and on. One time I went 3 years without picking it up at all! I was that discouraged. But God had a plan in the delay and it made my telling of the story better.
      So, I guess I can say “thank you” to your comment, Em. I was faithful to tell her story because it is worth telling and God is faithful to be glorified through us in whatever way He wants.
      I’m so excited!!!


  4. Darin Slack says:

    Way to go Debi! That’s a huge accomplishment. I know how hard you’ve worked and what a great feeling this must be!


  5. I am so excited for you! I can’t wait to see it and touch it. I love how you encourage others here in the midst of your excitement. Thanks!


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