I’m Excited

Are you wondering how my book is going?

Several months ago I told you I was writing a book about my journey of surviving the death of a child. My son, David Glasser, was a Phoenix Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty on May 18, 2016.

The book is about halfway edited and on target to be published sometime in March. I’m excited to see what God is going to do with it.

The working title (it may change) is “Picking Up the Pieces – the story of one parent finding hope in their worst nightmare. Here is my picture for the back of the cover. I’m glad I got the picture taking done – it’s definitely not my favorite part of this process.

I have two main prayers for this book. First, that it will help parents who have lost a child find hope and not feel so alone. Second, that God will draw people closer to him through my story.

The fact that I have been blogging about this journey for the last 6 years has been a big help in remembering the wide spectrum of feelings I have experienced. I wasn’t prepared, however, for the overwhelming emotions that came from writing it all down. There are many parts of my story that I never included in a blog. Blogs are more of a ‘thought’, so some of my experiences never fit.

Losing a child is the worst thing that can happen to a parent. I never imagined that this would happen to me. I realized early on that God was writing this story in my life and someday I would be putting it in a book.

This book.

He gave me a purpose for the pain.

12 responses to “I’m Excited”

  1. Judy,
    God has blessed you with so many talents and you have not wasted any of them. Even through tragedy you have used your talents to help others!
    Thank you for living as an example for all of us!
    Sue Kuwitzky


    1. Thank you so much for the encouragement, Sue๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™


  2. I am so happy Judy for the many incredible, blessed results that will come from and because of your published book about your and Dave’s son, Davey . . .David Van Glasser. I cannot imagine the painful hours of truths and memories you have suffered while writing such a book for 6 years. Your family and friends have witnessed the six year creation of your gift and are awestruck.. May you receive overwhelming love from everywhere and everyone for your penned words soon to be published.
    Love you, Anne


    1. Thank you so much for the encouragement, Anne. Love you๐Ÿ’™


  3. Judy, I truly believe your book WILL help other parents going through the loss of a child. And I believe God is guiding you as you write! Thank you!


    1. Thank you, Laura. Love you๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™


  4. Iโ€™m very very excited to read your book and thank you so much for writing it with hopes to help others who have lost a child and are searching for ways to cope and deal with their emotions. God Bless you and your family always. I still remember the day cousin Peggy called Merlin and I as we were driving from AZ to MN for the summer months. I cried so hard for you and for The policemen and others who loved Davey so much. I be am looking so forward to reading this book when it is published! Love you. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™


    1. Thank you for all your love and encouragement these last 6 1/2 years, Cindy. Love you๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™


  5. Suzanne McCauley Avatar
    Suzanne McCauley

    I can’t wait to read it, Judy. Love you!


    1. Love you, Suzanne๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™


  6. Oh Judyโ€ฆ..what a wonderful blessing this book will be to so many parents who are traveling through the same journey as yourself. This is just a testament that God can use everything for Hus gloryโ€ฆ..even the worst of situations.

    I LOVE the pic for the back cover! It is simplyโ€ฆโ€ฆ.beautiful!

    May God richly bless you and your family in 2023!



    1. Thank you so much for the encouragement, Laurie! Iโ€™m very interested to see what God does with it. Heโ€™s been writing it in my life these last 61/2 years. Blessings to your family in 2023! Love you๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™


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