We lost another one.
I met Wilma Wall in 2003. Not even six years ago but she made a huge impression on me.
She published her first novel at age ... well, I'm not sure of her exact age but she probably joined AARP a couple of decades ago. Forbidden and The Jade Bracelet were published by Kregel; Storm Warning is due out in March.
For the last two years I had the privilege of being in a small workshop/critique group with her. Her comments were always helpful, always insightful, and always gentle.
She was a Christian and a former missionary kid who grew up in pre-World War II China. She was a wife and mother and grandmother.
I wonder what God is up to. She waited so long for the opportunity to share her gift with the world and her publishing career was relatively short.
I know where she is and I know she's enjoying her new home. But if I had one wish, it would be for her to have had a little more time to enjoy the ride.
Today I prayed for:
Lisa, Wilma's family, and President Obama.
Currently reading: Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
Last movie seen: The Darjeeling Limited - verdict: weird but in an almost good way
Last meal: Tortellini with spinach and pinenuts - Yum!