It was such a long wait, an extraordinary process really...publishing 3 books in less than 10 months. Finally this weekend, I shared them with the world.
Ok. Not the world.
But with all the wonderful passers by at the Junior League Holiday Mart in Denver.
I have to admit, I was a bundle of nerves. I have had so much support from friends and family but that is what friends and family are for right? So, setting them out, displaying them for anyone to see, to pick up to read...I am at a loss to explain the feelings I had.
I can, however, tell you how I feel now.
Blessed. Very Blessed.
Perfect strangers read the books.
Perfect strangers laughed, and shared them with their friends.
Perfect strangers got teary eyed as they read the words and related.
Perfect strangers were wonderful.
My favorite moment? When a 7 year girl walked up and started reading one with her Grandma. She traced each word with her finger, she sounded them out when she got stuck and she read the book. I will never, ever forget that moment.
So I say thank you, to all the perfect strangers and to my friends and family. Though, a thank you will never be enough.