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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Guess what came in the mail today?

When I went outside to get the mail, I saw a huge box sitting on the step from Simon and Schuster. My first thought was, "huh, I didn't order anything from them." I brought it in and debated what they could be sending me. When I opened the box, at first, I didn't see which book it was, just that it appeared to be the same book. I was slightly disappointed, thinking, "great, they sent me a bunch of the same book." Then I realized WHICH book it was.

I wrote this story about my grandma just before she died this summer. It's been a rough few months, and finding out that this story was accepted was a bright spot in those hard times. Since then, it's still been rough, but as I opened the box, and re-read the story, I was once again encouraged. Then my ten year old read the story and said, "Mom, you're my inspiration."

I'm not sure I can find the words... only to say that I am so thankful that in the midst of all the hard stuff I've had to go through, I am blessed beyond measure with such amazing encouragement. It's a reminder that even when everything isn't going the way you want it to, you can still find a few bright spots.

Grandma, I miss you. Even though I couldn't honor you the way I'd planned, I know this story honors you just as much.

For those of you who'd like to get the full story, the book is available for pre-order on Amazon.


Michele Cushatt said...

Yay!!! I'm so excited for you!

Keli Gwyn said...

Congratulations on your special delivery, Danica. How wonderful that your grandmother's story will inspire many others.