THE FIRST BOOK
My first book tells the story of my life before fully understanding my true identity in Christ, the loss of everything that seemed important to me and the radical changes in me and my family after falling to my knees with a heart of sorrow and repentance, calling out to God in surrender, and asking Him to lead my life. This project has taken me years to pull together. There are many people God has brought along to walk with me on this journey. It hasn’t been a cake-walk, but because I believe I can do all things through Christ’s strength, I press on. My hope is this book will be completed before year’s end. However, I know we make our plans and the Lord determines our steps. In His perfect timing it shall become . . .
Below is a short excerpt:
“Mommy, mommy, mommy, watch me!” I yelled as I ran toward the diving board. It was summer in Georgia and my bronze skin was being scorched underneath the 90-degree blanket covering the Peach State.
Six years old and already bent on getting attention from anyone who would watch me. I craved it as much as breath.
One step off the burnt out yard that was mostly made up of rust colored clay, and only two steps from the diving board, I looked back like a wide receiver over my shoulder on a long pass route. I had to check in her direction one more time just to make sure she was watching. I bounced up the 2-step ladder and mounted the worn out diving board as if I was appearing in a runway show. Another glance back for last confirmation, and I leaped as high as I could into nothing but air. Fearlessly, I hung out there as long as gravity would allow, set free by the weightlessness of it all, my entire little toothpick body stiffened into straightness as my toes touched the water, pulling the rest of me down on top of them. Seconds later, I shot out of the water like a missile, breathless from the shock of the freezing cold water with a huge grin on my face.
This was a moment for me.
The last moment I can remember being care-free.
© Copyright 2012. Allison M. Miller