Today I am going to write a post about things for which I am grateful (why does that sentence sound wrong? is it wrong? can someone fix my grammar?). My good friend Brook does this almost daily on her blog and I love reading her posts. So here we go:
1. I am grateful for Emily Wing Smith and her kindness as an author and friend and person. She is the author of the book pictured above, Back When You Were Easier to Love, which has a release date of April 28th. In honor of Emily and her fantastic writing, I’ll be giving away a copy of this book on April 26th so be sure to come back and enter then. To tease you, here’s a little summary of the book:
What’s worse than getting dumped? Not even knowing if you’ve been dumped. Joy got no goodbye, and certainly no explanation when Zan-the love of her life and the only good thing about stifling, backward Haven, Utah-unceremoniously and unexpectedly left for college a year early. Joy needs closure almost as much as she needs Zan, so she heads for California, and Zan, riding shotgun beside Zan’s former-best-friend Noah.
Congratulations, Emily! (And isn’t that a perfect spring cover on her book?)
2. I am grateful for my sister-in-law, Charlotte, who made me the awesome Xander-Cassia-Ky dolls (below). Do you love how the boys are wearing plainclothes? And how Cassia has a green dress? And how they all hold tablets? And if you get close you can see that Charlotte embroidered blue, green and brown in Ky’s eyes. They are beautiful. (My neighbors gave me a weird look when I was outside taking pictures of these dolls but I did not care, because if they had dolls like these, they’d be taking pictures too.) Charlotte is so talented. She is a health food guru, she does yoga, and she is an amazing mom.
3. I am grateful for April. It has to be better than March.
4. I am grateful for the flowers in our front yard. I planted none of them, and all I am really capable of gardening-wise is watering things and hoping they live–but in spite of me these plants continue to be beautiful and I love them.
5. I am grateful for kind comments and e-mails, telling me that you liked the book, that you want more of the story, etc. Although my response time is slow (my carpal tunnel has been especially aggravating lately) I do read each of them and I WILL get back to you.
Happy spring to all of you!
And just a reminder about the signing this Saturday in Cedar City…click on the Events page for more details.