kicking myself

EDIT #2 (2:24 pm):
Hadn’t heard from Ava’s soccer coach, so I e-mailed the coordinator. She said U5 is closed, and she doesn’t have a form for Ava. Please pray that they find it and can somehow place her on a team anyway. I’m in tears praying that I haven’t disappointed yet another daughter–and this time even worse. Thanks!

EDIT (12:58 pm):
Well, I’m just happy as a lark that everybody likes the book cover. I wasn’t thrilled with the Blushing cover but really like this one. Too bad I try to convey in the book that you don’t need to be all beautiful and perfect to enjoy romance with your hubby–and Mr. and Mrs. Hot-Bodied, Perfect Hair Model are gracing the cover. Oh well, if Gabe and I were on the front peeking out of the covers (which Gabe would never, ever do), no one would buy it.

Livi missed her first soccer practice tonight because her mom read the coach’s e-mail wrong. I feel soooooo bad. She is so excited to play soccer, she only has 4 practices before her first game, and I blew it. I’m really upset with myself.

Here’s what Is That All He Thinks About? is going to look like. I’m pretty excited to get it in my hands come January 1. Am trying not to think about the fact that I wrote an entire book about s-e-x. And people are actually going to read it. What was I thinking? Gulp. Gulp. Gulp.

My friend Julie e-mailed me tonight. She gave my book to a friend who is not a believer. The friend told her she really enjoyed the book and that it has already made a difference in her marriage. She and her husband are getting along better than they ever have. She’s not ready to trust Christ yet, but Julie was able to share her testimony with her. I love stories like that. Thanks, God.

My neighbor Heather (from our old neighborhood) also e-mailed me this week. I am feeling sad. I miss walking out my front door and waving to her and Jim. I don’t quite feel at home here yet. But I’m joining my neighbors for the garage sale this weekend. Maybe it will be a bit of a bonding experience.

Last, but BEST, take a listen to Gabe’s first episode of the Godsmac.com podcast. He’s been working really hard to get it all together and to get people lined up for interviews. He really feels God’s call in his life to spread the gospel in this way, and I’m so thankful and excited for him.

Happy 19-minute-old Thursday!

15 thoughts on “kicking myself

  1. Nixter77

    woo hoot – just got a call from my Dad.  The little girlies got their packages and were heaps excited.  They are going pen-pal shopping on the weekend 🙂  Thanks heaps.

    Nixie = can’t believe they got their packages and you haven’t got your 🙁

  2. hcole86

    The book looks great! Good on you for writing about sex – I don’t think there’s enough of it out there written in a christian perspective (I haven’t actually looked, but I doubt there would be…..christians = prude 😉

  3. kkakwright

    You have to be so excited that your book is getting into the hands of unbelievers.  I’m sure it makes all those late nights and crazy deadlines worth it. 

    Love, love, love the book cover.  And hey, I thought those Hottie McHotties were you and Gabe, who knew?  It’s only been 6 or 7 years since I’ve seen you! 🙂

  4. mrsnorthern8605

    I love the cover of the book…makes me laugh actually because I swear that’s how I felt after I first got married, I just wanted to hide under the covers! I can’t wait to read it!

    Sorry Livi missed practice, I am sure it will be ok though! We all have times we read things wrong and what not!

    Can’t wait to see you tomorrow…if I don’t get lost! HEHE…I think your directions were good, but if not, I still kind of remember the way Andrew took last time! I should make it..I will get there around 10!

  5. YoYoYoder

    Marsy! I LOVE the cover! And being the fact that it’s your SECOND book, that should give you more credibility to people who saw your first book and were like, “Who’s Marla Taviano?” I’m so excited to read it!!

    Did Livi forgive you for your honest mistake? I hate it when I do things like that! I want a list of dates for her soccer games. I HAVE to come out and watch one!!

  6. ch1pch0p

    Love the book cover.

    Don’t worry about practice. Give it about five years, and you’ll be wishing you could skip a few practices and just stay home.

  7. faithchick

    that book cover is totally cute.
    I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by it’s cover…but everyone does, and they will definitely be picking up this book…

    of to my very own grage sale….have fun at yours!

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