A while back a friend sent a message about a book in the works that she’s helping to edit. She suggested that I send in my Lemonade Story for the book. The book is called God Makes Lemonade and it has stories in which something goes wrong but something bigger goes right; in which the sour parts of life are surprisingly sweetened by encouragement and inspiration. We all have one and if we don’t, one day we will.
So I decided to submit our story about years of infertility, having a biological miracle child and then an adopted miracle child. It didn’t take long and I heard back from them. They wanted to publish our story in their book. I was so excited that we would be able to once again share what God has done in our lives in this area. But when I got the release form it said I could never again tell our story in written form. We didn’t feel good about that and talked with a couple friends who have written their own books. After processing we decided that we didn’t feel comfortable signing “our” story away for good. I have no plans to ever write a book or publish it anywhere else but what if God asked us to in the future? I just felt like I couldn’t take that chance. I don’t know what the future holds and the story of our infertility and how God has formed our family is too woven into our lives, shaped us and changed us and I just couldn’t sign that away. I’m sad it won’t be used in that book but I have no doubt God will continue to use our story to bless and encourage others.
If you have a lemonade story you want to share check out the website and see what happens.