As Seeing Cinderella’s release date approaches, things have gotten a bit more crazy in my world. Emails, scheduling book signings, emails, blog requests, emails, and the dailiness of trying to be present to my children…well, let’s just say there’s been a lot to do. Did I mention the emails?
But in the midst of it all, I had a few good (no, great!) things happen last week:
For those of you that didn’t see it on Facebook or Twitter, finished copies of Seeing Cinderella arrived on my doorstep! It has a title page, an acknowledgments section, and a bio! Ladies and gentlemen, I have written a real, live book!
I also turned thirty-six last week, and my son decided to wrap a present that he made himself. This was his birthday message to me:
Now, my son hasn’t actually read any of my books yet, but I don’t care. He’s awesome, and everyday he turns more and more into someone I not only love, but someone I really like, too.
Then over the weekend I went out with Journey Girls and my friend Cara Lane gave me one of the most thoughtful gifts I’ve ever received:
She bought me a small mailbox and inside sent me a letter from her junior-high self thanking me for writing Seeing Cinderella and telling me what an impact it had on her. She said she officially wanted to be the first person to send me a fan letter. Who can ask for a better friend than that?
So in the midst of all the emails and and all the work that goes into launching a new book, I want to remember that I’m incredibly blessed to be in this situation, and that I have the best friends and family in the world to support me. Today, I’m grateful for all the good things, and all the great people in my life.
So that’s me. What are you grateful for today?