Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Dreams Come True

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I love seeing people make their dreams come true. My friend Chrissy made her dream come true. She is an amazing teacher and a wonderful mother. Chrissy, like so many of us, dreamt of writing a book. She had the story, inspired by her own experiences as a mom. She lived the words written by Toni Morrison, "If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." Chrissy wrote it. She never gave up on it and it was released on August 29th.

The Early Bird is a beautiful picture book of a mother's love. It's about a child's love for his mother. There are lovely pictures and beautiful text. Inspired by her own son, Chrissy writes a sweet story about a baby bird who arrives early because he just can't wait another moment to meet his mom.

Knowing Chrissy and watching her work through this process has been inspiring! Last week we had a meeting and we all brought our copies of the book. (Unfortunately, I was sick and had to miss it, but look at the picture.) Our friends set up the space to look like an author signing. Just look at that smile! 
 

Chrissy reminds me that dreams come true. She lives with such joy and love it makes me ecstatic to celebrate this accomplishment. If you are looking for a cute picture book, please get this book! If you want to support someone's dream, please get this book. The Early Bird by Christine Gates

11 comments:

  1. It is so inspiring to watch someone work for a dream and achieve it. Gives you great motivation. Thank you so much for sharing this joy.

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  2. A wonderful Slice Michelle. So good to read rays of hope a success in our world. YAY!!!!
    Bonnie K.

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  3. Love hearing about people publishing books! Great post, Michelle.

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  4. What a great story (hers and yours). You are a stellar friend: on who revels in the successes of others.

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  5. Great that all the friends made this happen for your friend, and congratulations to her. The book looks like a wonderful one for a new mom.

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  6. What a great story that gives all of us who someday may want to publish the inspiration and motivation to continue on. Thanks for sharing her story - and what great friends!

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  7. I love the support I see in your community and hear in your voice. What a warm book welcome!

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  8. How exciting to walk this journey with your author friend. And what a great reminder that the seeds for our stories are all around us. How lucky she is to have a great friend like you celebrating her success.

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  9. LOVE! How exciting! Thanks for sharing, and adding to my reading list!

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  10. Congratulations to her! That is amazing. It's always wonderful to be reminded that dreams DO come true.

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