Joy For its own Sake
My parents went out of town, and that left my daughter guardian-less for a week, which means I had an excuse to put everything else aside and spend several days with the little girl I hardly ever see anymore. For those who don’t know, my daughter chose to go to a performing arts high school so she could get the training she wanted for acting. Letting her go was the hardest thing I ever did, but watching her grow and BECOME, I cannot regret the decision. She’s the sophomore class president, she’s kicking butt in grades, and developing her talents where she is. If I’d made her stay home, she would never have been able to realize her potential.
Sometimes the best growth comes from breaking away from the things that make us most comfortable.
We went to the store yesterday after school and got matching jammie bottoms. And when we both put them on last night, I couldn’t help but feel grateful. She *wanted* to get matching Jammies. I know, it’s lame that such a small thing gets me teary, but it does.
And getting away meant I had a little time to read. I’ll be posting more reviews over the next few weeks. There are some darn good books out there. Today is just a good day and though I miss the rest of my family (Mr. Wright in particular) I am seriously so grateful for today. Thursday I am presenting at UVU’s Book Academy, and I hope that if any of you are going to be there that you’ll come by and say hi. Friday, Kevin Wasden and I are meeting our editor, Kirk Shaw, to go over the design details and illustrations for The Hazzardous Universe which is coming out in February. Since Cross my Heart releases on October first, I’m sorta kinda hoping they’ll have copies of my book at the publishers and I can peek at them when I meet Kirk. Maybe I can even take one home. Oh please . . . oh please . . .
Today is just great so I decided to do a top ten list of things that make me happy TODAY
- matching Mickey Mouse pajama bottoms
- finished manuscripts
- broccoli and cheese soup for lunch
- Jane Austen
- J. Scott Savage
- Talking with Mr Wright on the phone
- Orance cream popsicles
- Janette Rallison
- Cream cheese chicken rolls
- other people’s fun blogs
As I look over the list, I realized it’s all about family, food, and reading/writing. That pretty much sums me up. Have a great day everyone!