Welcome to Birthday Bash day #4! If you haven’t entered yet to win a cd from Circle of Friends, you can still do so here. Congrats to J.J. who won a download of “Paint Chips” and a coffee break necklace!
And if you’re in the area, just a reminder that I am hosting a book release party tomorrow evening from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Ella’s Coffee & Cuisine in downtown Lowell. I’d love to see you there!
Today I am 36. Closer to 40 than 30. And I’m totally ok with that. I’ve enjoyed the 30’s. They’ve been quite the adventure. Moving back to Michigan from Florida. Living with my in-laws for 13 months. Running a handful of half marathons and a couple full marathons. Parenting a couple of awesome kids. Married 15 1/2 years to my best friend. Oh. And writing a book.
There have been so many times over the past few weeks where all I can say is “Thank you God. Just thank you.” We’ve had our seasons of heartache. Of loss. Of darkness. Days that I thought would never, ever end. Days that I didn’t think I’d ever be able to talk about.
So in these days of goodness, I simply say “thank you” for another year. Thank you for healing, for friendships, for family, for life, for opportunities to share God’s love with others. I know dark days will come again. But there’s no sense worrying about tomorrow. Instead I give thanks for today.
Top on my list of thank-you’s is all of you who read here, and have been praying for me and encouraging me through the journey of this book.
I’d like to give some special gifts to a few of you today! I have 3 copies of “Isn’t it Time for a Coffee Break? Doing life together in an all-about-me kind of world” to give away today! I’ll also throw in some coffee themed items including a fabric coffee sleeve made by my mom and a special edition .
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