We had a delightful evening last night, celebrating the completion of Winter Days. We seriously contemplated everyone “being” a Moody character. However, a blog post of the celebration would have given you a “picture” of some of the characters. I have purposely left how each person in the Moody book looks up to your imagination. So, we opted not to do that part.
About 4 p.m., Abby came over to help Aunt Anna make the dessert. Abby is an enthusiastic Moody supporter. Her Daddy reads them aloud to her, after Bible time, since she can’t read yet, and it is a daily, looked-forward-to event for Abby. They’re reading Winter (book #3) at the moment.
Our dinner menu consisted of chicken (Dad barbecued it), broccoli in cheese sauce, seasoned roasted potatoes, home-made garlic bread, and then for dessert: cookie dough pizza, a specialty from our friends, the D. family in Idaho.
When dinner dishes were completed, we gathered in the living room for Bible time, following which was a prayer time. Praying gave us sweet moments of lifting up this book and asking that the Lord would use it in the lives of many.
Then, it was time for hide n’ seek. After all, the Moodys play it. For those who haven’t read the books, the hide and seek is done in the dark to make it a bit more challenging. I had no idea how creative my family was on finding good hiding spots. For example, they don’t hide BESIDE the dresser. No, they pull it out and go behind it. Nathan, Abby, and John were never found–pretty amazing! Abby did a great job of not giggling even when the “looker” was in the room where she was.
I am deeply indebted and grateful to my family for all they have invested in each book. They spend countless hours listening to me read the outline and then the book itself, and several help with editing, before it goes to the professional proofreader. They encourage me when I feel it’s too much, or I can’t finish it out.
The mailman delivered a letter yesterday (among other pieces of mail): with three sweet drawings from two Moody book readers. Thank you, Hannah and Sarah!
“… Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God” (Mark 10:14).