Thursday, April 7, 2011

Library?!

My, has time flown by!  I've been busy with work, but aside from this, I've been busy writing.  Not just blog entries for Life with Lynnie (LwL), but also for my book.

Writing my book is proving to be a lot more work and much harder than I expected.  There are parts that are very difficult, emotionally.  Even so, our God is a big God.  He's always there for me!

Of course, I've been preparing for Easter, as well.  Shopping.  Yuch!  lol  But, someone has to do it!

In addition to Easter shopping, I've done regular every day shopping.  And, I did something I haven't done, for a long time.  I went to the Windsor Library.

Truly, I wasn't looking forward to going there, without Gordon.  He used to go to various locations of the library, regularly.  Just the thought of going to any of our libraries, brought back some of those grief feelings, once again.

Still, I knew I had to this.  Of course, I could have gone to a bookstore and purchased a copy of the book that I'm supposed to read.  You may recall that on Saturday evening, I went to the first meeting of this new book-reading group I am now a member of.

However, after giving it some thought, I wondered why I would want to purchase the book, when I could borrow it!  After all, would I ever read it, again?  Probably not.

I could have tried borrowing the book from my apartment building library, but I decided that I am not yet ready to do this, either!  All these firsts are coming up in my life, after thinking all the firsts were done and over with!

In any case, I dropped by a library branch only to find it was closed.  By the time I was almost home, I decided I would try going to another location another day.  Making myself go there in the first place, had been about all the stress I wanted for one day!

Eventually, I forced myself to visit the branch closest to where I live, in Riverside.  The young woman on the desk was very helpful.  I must admit, I thought I would feel worse than I did.  Thank You, Lord!

Just looking around made my heart feel like it was crying, inside me.  But, I did it.

After obtaining the book I need to read:  Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson & Richard DiLallo, I noticed a sign announcing a book sale.  Just what I need!  Ha!

The sign said to request a bag and go downstairs to where the library was selling off books.  So, I did this.  I recalled Gordon doing this, in the past.  Never did I think I would every do this, myself!

Did I need books to read?  No!  I have a pile of books I haven't yet had time to read!  Even so, I made my way to where the book sale was located.

As I said, my thoughts weren't about finding books for myself, but rather for my family.

Sound strange?  Well, my thoughts were that whenever I ask my grandsons if they have read anything good lately, their answers are usually that they haven't.  So, I thought it might be a good idea to find books they might find interesting.

To my amazement, there were books suitable to each age group I needed to find reading material for.  Praise God!  Thank You, Jesus!

Once I've seen my family and distributed the books, I'll be praying that they will be read and not just left on a shelf!


Until next time...

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