Okay. First of all I know that this is a really alarming picture of me; my eyes look just a wee bit shadowy and strange. But hey, it was a cheap cell phone camera blended with department store lighting. Not the greatest combination for making me look all fabulous.
But do you see what I’m holding? I’m holding a book! A book that can be found in Target stores and other major retail outlets across the country. It’s a book that has my writing in it! As well as Sarah’s story! Yahoo!
The reason I had this picture taken is that it was the first time I had actually seen the book on a shelf in a store. A real shelf! A real store! So exciting!
The moment was made even more poignant for me because when I wrote the piece for this book, I didn’t have cancer. But standing there in Target? Holding The Cancer Book? I suddenly had a new appreciation for all the stories the book contained. No longer was I an outsider to the cancer world writing a story about someone else. I held Sarah’s story in my hand, but I had also become one of the stories.
The book has 101 stories all together—amazing, incredible, funny, inspiring stories. And we have only about ten of these books left from our initial order.
If you’d like to give one of these books as a Christmas gift, Sarah and I would love to autograph a copy for you and send it your way. As I said, we only have a few left, so if you want one for Christmas, you’ll have to let me know pretty quickly.
Also, we have some music CD’s available entitled, “Like A Blanket.” Here is the picture from the CD cover and the title track. Unlike our other CD’s which are a mixture of fast and slow music, the fourteen songs on this CD are all slow to medium—the music is warm, lovely and peaceful. Steve and I wrote most of the songs but the CD also includes a few hymns including, “My Savior’s Love” and “What A Friend We Have In Jesus.”
The CD is professionally produced with a studio band, orchestrations, and pro background singers. As some of you may remember, we originally put this CD out right as Sarah was going into transplant and we have given at least a thousand copies away to children’s hospitals and to families that have been touched by cancer or other serious illnesses.
Since one of my life goals is to eventually be able to own a SLR camera , Steve and I have decided that any proceeds that come in from this book or CD will all go to The Camera Fund.
And the cost? Well, it works like this:
CD’s are $2 shipping, PLUS whatever donation you’d like to give.
Books are $4 for shipping, PLUS whatever donation you like to give.
And that’s it! No set price.
If you’d like a book autographed, please let me know the specifics when you order.
If you want the item(s) by Christmas, it would be best to either send the check in the next couple days or else use PayPal. (Just go to PayPal.com and click on the tab toward the top that says, “Send money online.” Follow the steps and when asked for an email, type in firstname.lastname@example.org)
Checks can be made to “Heartsong” and sent to:
127 Raleigh Wood Dr.
Manteo, NC 27954
Thanks in advance, to those of you who will become our much appreciated Camera Fund Patrons!
In other news, Snowy continues to act like he feels fairly well. The frantic drinking has let off some; I think the fact that the vet put him on a different sort of food made him more thirsty.
Of course, regardless of how he acts or seems to feel, nothing can change the fact that each of his kidneys contains a huge stone. That is the reality we can’t get away from and the reality we’ll have to make a decision about in the next week or two.
Thanks so much for your concern and prayers. Also, Snowy says to tell you, um, Snowy says . . . well, actually Snowy is sound asleep in the chair beside me so I won’t wake him up right now to get a statement.