Welcome. My name is Valerie Phillips, author of I Love Him More. I’m so happy to have you as a visitor to my blog about my new book. This project is very special to me, and I hope to share some of that excitement with you here.
I’ll be using this blog to interact with you about I Love Him More, expanding on some of the topics in it and blogging on some of the ideas related to my book. This is a great place for you to get to know me, and I’m looking forward to getting to know you, too. What did you think of I Love Him More? What questions do you have for me? How do you relate to my book?
I’ll be returning here frequently with new posts and responses to feedback from you. Until next time, tell me a little bit about yourself.
I read this book from cover-to-cover two nights ago… This magnificent book was written by my wonderful sister. I can’t imagine all the emotions she encountered while putting the words together. She and her family are very “special” people, having endured Nick’s life here on earth. …but please allow me to tell you how Nick affected me…
…I remember looking into Nick’s eyes just after the surgery at the hospital in Nashville. There was no one else in the room. I put my head down on his bed and looked into his eyes, and he looked at me. …and for the very first time in my life, I saw eternity. I had the realization then and there. This little baby had a destiny, …and it is eternity.
…read the book! …and a few years passed. Yes, I used to curse God for making me watch this little fellow live. I remember standing on my deck, looking up at the sky, and cursing Him for making me watch such a devastating thing. What a selfish thing! But, there was one particular night about 2am, the most amazing thing that had ever in my life happened… as I stood there, looking at the sky and cursing God, it was as though I was hit in the head with a sledge hammer!
I had an IMMEDIATE realization that I wasn’t watching Nick die, …I was watching him live! This, my friends, is the greatest revelation I have ever encountered…. Yes, there IS a God, and His plans are far greater than any of we mortal beings can imagine.
Nick taught me many things over the next years, …I had thought I knew all the answers. But I came to realize that I didn’t even know the questions.
Having raised two daughters, I thought I had seen it all. Not so! I thought I understood what patience and unconditional love were. I was wrong, …badly wrong! Of all the things I have learned in this life because of Nick, I now know what patience and unconditional love really mean. Who says a little child can’t teach and old man?
Nick’s family endured more than I knew, …and more than I can imagine. …to my wonderful Sister, Valerie, who endured more than I will ever be able to imagine; to her husband, Darryl, who was Nick’s hands, legs, voice, and Father; and to Abby, who was Nick’s most understanding buddy, sister, friend, and confidante, I LOVE EACH OF YOU!
…and finally, after all these years, I understand. God Bless!