This book is written from the heart of one who desperately sought God in the midst of utter chaos. In this account, I will share my story including, not only the struggles but some keys I learned along the way to making it through those desperate days.
But for the grace of God, I would have given up in despair. God proved to be my everything and as the ‘Hound of Heaven,’ he continually chased my son down.
My son, Daniel, blessed my life with immeasurable joy, but he also brought the most profound pain I have ever experienced.
For those who are clinging to sanity while your teen spirals out of control, and to those who come behind me, I hold out a torch urging you to run to Jesus because He holds all the answers to all your questions.
Be brave dearest Mom and weary Dad as you wait on God who will never leave you and who will not let go of your kid.
Lilly has freckles all over her face. She hates her freckles. When Lilly tries to scrub them off her face, Mama tells Lilly they are angel kisses.
Lilly’s attitude changes.
Then Lilly goes through a mystifying experience. Her freckles keep changing colors.
At the end of the book, Lilly embraces her own little face, freckles and all.
The Love of Lilly presents the issue of looks, something that girls of all ages worry over. It is presented in such a way to amuse kids and adults alike.
The story tells the reader that facial markings, like freckles, should be accepted and even cherished as something very special that defines the person as being unique.
This is a story I told my youngest daughter. She was sick at the time and asked me to tell her a story. All three of my kids fell in love with Lilly.
The Love of Lilly hooks kids attention, sparks their imagination and wins their hearts. The illustrations for Lilly are of my youngest grandchild, Brooklyn Rose. I did a photo-shoot of her to illustrate each scene and then I cartooned her. Such a fun and satisfying project for me as a writer.