Wednesday, May 2, 2007

A Letter from Russia


I really should not be posting. It's time for me to go to bed. It's late. But for some reason, I just feel like touching base...just for a quick hello! (I hope this is quick)

Oh...Dylan just called me. He's still up? He wants me to say goodnight. I'll be right back.

Okay. I'm settled again. My oldest son is still out somewhere. Things aren't going well with our relationship with him. We need lot's of prayer.

I received a surprise today! It was a letter from Russia! Please excuse the leaves from my Lemon Balm plant.

My husband and I visited Moscow 15 years ago. It was an experience I'll never forget--a good one. Actually we were there on my birthday, but not because of my birthday. I'll tell you more about it later. But we met a family over there, and about five years ago I lost touch with them. Just yesterday I thought of them. Then...today...a letter from Russia! I'm so excited. But the only thing is....is that it's written in Russian.

So I'll have to hunt down someone who has some expertise with the language.

Since today is supposed to be "Wednesday Writing Day" on my blog---(I'm sure many of you have given up on me about the writing posts...) But since it's Wednesday, I'll report I have one article out to a publisher--being looked at. I sent another to Associated Content per the urging of the Gatekeeper. They bought it. I also have an article coming out in October called, "What Would Jesus Do on Halloween?". They bought it almost 2 years ago!!! Writers must be very patient.

6 comments:

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Amen about the patient part my dear writing friend... (smile)

And the letter from Russia? How cool is that? What were you doing in Russia? (If I'm not being too nosey.)

My niece went on a missions trip two years ago. This year she's going to Brazil. Cold to hot, but she's in the right spot... (I better quit while I'm ahead with the poetry stuff- LOL!)

Beach Girl said...

I will be praying for you and your relationship with your oldest. I know how that can be-been there, done that. He has now given his life to Christ, but we still have things to deal with. My heart goes out to you.

Vanessa

Becky Wolfe said...

Sharon - what a fantastic surprise. Have you found someone to translate it yet? I bet you could do your own translating somewhere on the internet. It seems to have sites for all sorts of languages & translatings. I'm trying to learn Swahili a teensy bit at a time this way.

Sorry about the woes with your son. I can't imagine the challenges that face you having teenagers in this time. The thought terrifies me. God is in control, I just need to keep reminding myself that.

Betty said...

Came over from Yaweh's Retreat....My daugter is a writef also and she is very successful but she has had many rejections in the past. Patience and persistence pays off. Just hang in there.

Biker Betty said...

How exciting about your letter from Russia. We have made friends when living in England that we lost contact with. We do miss them.

I, too, will prayer for you and your eldest son. Our eldest son is 18 and finishing his first year of college. Since he turned 18 he has become very independent, as independent as you can be while living at home, lol. It's scary at times and he can get moody, but I put it all in the Lord's hands. Both my sons are terrific and I can only pray for the best.

How is it coming with your motorcycle? If I remember right, it broke a few months ago and you couldn't ride it till it got fixed. With summer coming, are you gearing up for some backroads family riding? That has to be loads of fun. What beautiful country you must see on those backroads. My cruiser definitely can't do that. Not sure if I will ever get a chance to do off-road riding myself, but it does sound fun.

Have a blessed weekend,
Biker Betty :)

The GateKeeper said...

We prayed for you and C. at Writers' group. Sure did miss you, my friend. Hey, AC paid me because of you. This is cushy. Thanks. Hang in there. Love ya and see ya soon.

BTW, a letter from Russia is cool, and congrats on the Halloween article. Forgot all about that one. God is good.