Waiting on Tuesday
Bethany Foley spends a lot of time waiting—waiting in parking lots for kids, waiting for her husband to change his mind, waiting for her heart to heal, and waiting on God to work a miracle and save her marriage. Her husband has left her for another woman, and she’s facing a daunting future of running her ballet studio alone and raising two small children part time. There’s nothing Wyatt Foley wants more than to finalize his divorce and move on with his life. He’s got a new girlfriend, his construction business is booming, and he’s about to put a deposit down on a new life. He’d like to put his past in the rear view mirror, but his children are a constant reminder of what he’s leaving behind, and he can’t shake the feeling that somewhere along the way, he took a wrong left turn. Through a series of divine connections and well-timed revelations, God intervenes. Wyatt’s world is turned upside down. Bitter truth forces his face to the mirror and his knees to the floor. And just a few miles away, his wife discovers something sacred about silent spaces of trust: God is in the waiting. With the girding support of some amazing friends, an unexpected opportunity to rescue a girl, and divine intervention from an unlikely source, she learns that with God, there’s nothing broken beyond repair and it’s never too late for a happy ending.
my point of view:
One word for this book – ah.maz.ing. Seriously powerful story about how God is truly the Great Rescuer. I fell in love with Lea Sims’s writing when I read Running from Monday (you can see review if you search the archives) and have been not so patiently ‘waiting’ for Waiting on Tuesday to be released. You first meet Bethany in Running from Monday, but I promise you – this book can completely stand on it’s own. A little background on me – I will be perfectly honest with you, I am divorced and married to my second husband since 2004. I never looked back once, but my circumstances were entirely different!
I was completely pulled into Bethany’s story from the first page, so much so that I was completely and utterly prepared to not like Wyatt….at all….ever, lol. That, of course, turned out not to be the case, because Lea has a way of writing that simply tugs at your heart strings and makes you see things and circumstances – and people – as God wants us to see them. There were times I had to literally pause while reading to just absorb the written words….or just catch my breath and dry my eyes. At one point my coworkers were asking if I was okay, as tears streamed down my face while I read this on my lunch hour – which actually turned into a lunch hour and half because I could not stop reading….shhhhhh.
Then there were the sessions that both Bethany and Wyatt experience with the pastors ring with such honesty and truth, it was a joy to read this book! I also know zilch, zero, zip about dance…but again, the way Lea writes, I could see the dancing in my mind, and it actually brought real tears to my eyes…how does that happen? Fantastic writing is how, trust me!
There is so much I could keep saying about this beautiful story, but I want you all to experience the joy of reading it yourself, and don’t want to spoil it for you! Lea has a way of tackling very hard issues for women, issues that most people do not want to talk about. But this is her ministry, really, reaching so many people she couldn’t otherwise. I truly believe that through her writing, Lea is helping women heal from past issues we may never even have known were still being carried around by us. I know I am speaking on behalf of myself when I say I can truly hear God’s Spirit speaking to me through her stories…..and I believe in my heart I cannot be the only one who has experienced this through Leas Sims’s novels.