Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Writing, Weddings and Surprises!

We celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary at the Hotel Hershey on Saturday (November 14) in the land of chocolate. We spent the day at the Hershey Spa and ate chocolate in between our various "procedures." It was fun to see my hubby all wrapped up in a fluffy robe and slippers.

When we returned home after our spa experience, there was a package on the doorstep. My hubby turned to me and said, "Did you order more books?"

I flashed a smile, "Not that I can remember!" That was the truth.

They were from the Incredible Prayer series by Guideposts. I contributed a story during the summer; however, I never received a contract so I assumed my story didn't make it in the book.
I'm always amazed -- shocked really -- at the surprises the publishing industry has in store for their authors, "Miracle on Route 30" is one of my favorite stories and it found a home.

Since I received two books, complete with a bookmark and matching tote bag, I will be picking a winner next week. Just leave a comment and I will have my hubby draw a name.

That wasn't the only surprise waiting for us when we returned. That evening at 7:35 p.m., our son, Jon, called and said, "We're engaged!" He proposed at Pier W Restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio (it has to go down as the most romantic proposal on record!). A May 30, 2010 wedding is planned. Kim and Jon have been dating for three years and we couldn't be more thrilled.

This past weekend held all of my favorite things and a few "unexpected" surprises. God is good and He does exceedingly more than we can think or imagine.

I will have a lot of great writing material in the next few months while I work on "Coffee Lover's Devotions to Go" -- I just might need a little more caffeine to keep me writing!

Living Life Passionately,


Tracy Ruckman said...

Ahhhh - what a delightful and fun post!!! Congratulations for all the special events - what precious times these are!!! Woooo-hooooo!!!



Flea said...

How cool is that, being surprised by your entry? And a proposal! Will we get to hear all the details of this "most romantic" proposal?

Connie Pombo said...

Yes, you will hear all the details! :) I cry every time I hear it. It's a classic storybook proposal...the things that girls dream about their entire life, but this dream came true. Jon put together a book (he did the graphics as well), and left out the last page which held the all important question, "Will you marry me?" He got down on one knee and proposed after he handed Kim the missing page. The leather-bound book is now in Kim's keeping. I saw it briefly. It amazed me. :) The restaurant was so romantic (Jon had a professional photographer in the wings when he proposed!). I love the reataurant -- Pier W. www.pierw.com. It's like a cruise ship/restaurant. I'm thrilled for them both. May 30, 2010 will be here before you know it! :)

Cheryl Barker said...

I've already offered congrats for the engagement and your anniversary over on Facebook, but now let me say congrats on getting published in the new book. Good stuff! Always a blessing when our stories find a home!

Connie Pombo said...

And the winner is Tracy Ruckman. Congratulations, Tracy. Thanks everyone for entering and now you can feel good about not having to shop on Black Friday.

Tracy, I know I have your address, but could you send it to me again at conniepombo@hotmail.com. I'll get that in the mail! Blessings!


Susan Skitt said...

Hurray, for the book and what an amazing proposal, with a book no less, eh? Like mother, like son when it comes to creativity!!! Love you and I am so happy for your family!!!