the story behind the new hope for the #wearymom cover design

One of the best parts of writing the expanded edition of Hope for the Weary Mom: Where God Meets You in Your Mess with Stacey Thacker has been watching her husband, Mike, work tirelessly to make her dream come true. His dedication to serving his wife and building her up has been inspirational, to say the least. Mike is a gifted photographer and, plainly, a gifted graphic artist as well. His talented eye took our dream for what the cover of Hope would convey to a potential reader, and made it a reality.

Mike, thank you so much for your hard work, and for not giving up until it was right. Your dedication and determination mean the world to your wife and me.

We put it to a vote on Facebook, and by a landslide, this cover captured the vote.

So without further ado...

The unveiling of the new Hope for the Weary Mom cover design....(drum roll please?)

Where God Meets You in Your Mess

We call her Anne. Because it's a green cover and that reminds us of Anne of Green Gables. She doesn't have red hair, of course, so no one will be calling her Carrots, but we'd like to formally introduce you to our Anne, and pray that she communicates hope in the midst of your weariness. We love her.

Be looking for a late October release, and more specifics about the Hope launch day soon. To get the insider scoop, and maybe even some fun things we reserve for our inner circle, sign up for the Hope Is Here newsletter (be sure to click on that's different from the newsletter at the bottom of this post).

I can tell you this friends...the first 48 hours of our launch will be like nothing you've ever seen before. Excited? We hope so!