Less than a week ago I received cases of my newly published book Loving Through Thick and Thin. Before going to bed I made sure I autographed and carefully packaged all of my pre-orders and mailed them the very next day. It took me hours but there was so much joy in doing so and a huge sense of accomplishment.
Well here we are and already a few people have called and expressed that they have read the book from cover to cover and LOVED it! Boy, was that an awesome feeling. THEN there was a phone call from my mom. Here’s how the conversation went:
Mom: Hello, Debbie.
Me: Yes Mommy
Mom: Guess what?
Mom: I bet you no one else read all of your book (in her very strong Jamaican dialect) . I started and didn’t stop until I finished it (chuckle chuckle). You know you always spoke your mind (chuckle chuckle) but all the sex stuff… (chuckle chuckle).
Me: (not breathing) Well what did you think?
Mom: You know what it was so good and really and truly everyone should read it. Especially the part when someone said something about greeting your mate at the door. You know I should really start doing that but chu, I’m too old (chuckle chuckle).
Me: (Dying with laughter with a huge sense of relief) No you are not too old Mom. We should all be doing that. Anyway is the book something you are proud of?
Mom: Oh yes very proud!!!
My Mom loves my book and that means a lot. If she didn’t like it, she would have been honest and told me, something I’m not quite sure I was prepared for….glad it worked out! Having a support system makes going after your dreams so much easier. Thank God I have tons of those folks in my life.
Don’t take my Mom’s word for it. Order a copy for yourself at www.tinyurl.com/DFOXX-LTTAT