We recently went back to the Fort Knox area for the first time since our son Johnathan (Jeb)’s memorial service. We visited his Taekwondo Master (where he earned his black belt), visited his youth group leader, we stayed with friends whose children and our boys were good friends and spent hours and hours playing and …
In the months since Jeb’s death, I’ve heard several people tell me to hold fast to the promises of Romance 8:28. “For all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose.”
I love God. I believe wholeheartedly that I am called according to his purpose.
Gregg loves God. Gregg believes wholeheartedly that he is called according to God’s purpose.
Our surviving children, Kaylee, her husband Alex, and our son Scott, love God and believe wholeheartedly that they have been called according to His purpose.
But, friends, I gotta tell you – I think of a lot of adjectives when I think about the death of our son, and the word “good “ isn’t really in that list.
So, the Romantic Suspense category came up and I won! Word of Honor is the 2023 Best Romantic Suspense Novel in the Carol Awards. Ya’ll – this is like the Oscars of Christian Fiction.
We have intentionally kept the details of what happened to our son Johnathan Eugene Bridgeman – “Jeb” – quiet because there was an active police investigation. We felt it was better to wait until everything was finalized. Gregg found out yesterday that the investigation is closed. I feel like it’s important to share, because there seem to be a lot of rumors and gossip around the driver and/or around Jeb.
So, while it’s completely written, it’s not completely ready to sell. And, quite frankly, I don’t know when that will happen. I have absolutely NO creative juices in me right now. In fact, just this email has been sitting half-written for about a week because I just haven’t had it in me to finish it.
On May 25th, he would have been 15. To celebrate his birthday and to honor Memorial Day, I’m offering An Aria for Nick for just 99 cents. This deal is only good on my website. It will remain the standard $6.99 everywhere else. The sale will end Monday at midnight.