I thought I’d share the story behind the picture of the cover of my book, “Godly Women Waiting for Godlly Men.” It’s kind of sad, but thought I’d share.
A couple of years ago, a close friend of mine met a man. She was in love! Shortly after meeting him, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer and it had spread. She was devastated and determined to fight it. She offered this guy a way out; let him know that he wasn’t expected to stick around.
Instead of leaving, he proposed. It was a necessarily a quick engagement. But get married, they did! It was a beautiful ceremony. The bride’s favorite color was purple and there were these beautiful purple stones/beads/dice that were scattered on all of the tables. They shimmered and glimmered. She had asked that I take her wedding pictures and I just had to capture these beautiful decorations. She died shortly after the wedding and I still miss her so much. When Westbow asked if I had a picture for the cover of the book, I really didn’t know what to use. What picture did I have that fit with the title of the book?
I was almost at a loss and then I clicked on the wedding pictures. Those purple stones were so pretty and reminded me so much of her bubbly personality. I submitted the picture, expecting some push-back, but when they sent the draft copy, I teared up. It was official. Godly Women are royalty, right? Purple is a royal color. I thought it was perfect. My hope and prayer for this book is that my mistakes, my pain, my decisions; both good and bad, can be used by God to help at least one person. God bless each and every one of you!