This post is inspired by this beautiful post by Rachelle Rea...
Yes, it's the day after Thankgiving.
Yes, I know most people are probably out braving the mad shoppers (I won't go there...)
But I'm not. I'm actually heading across my fair state to spend a late Thanksgiving with some dear family friends.
And I'm thankful. Oh, so thankful for the people in my life (and this post doesn't begin to do them justice) that I raise my eyes and hands to heaven and say thank You.
This is my feeble attempt and to those this post doesn't do justice, I thank you.
To the women who I get to "hang out with" each and every day...you inspire me.
To the author who responded to an excited girl's fan letter and became a life-long friend.
To the mentor I asked God for and He blessed me beyond my wildest imagines.
To the coworker who walks into the office every day and asks if I've heard from the agent.
To the husband and wife who are fighting for their child half a world away and praising God every step of the journey.
To the friend who makes me laugh, simply by talking and the writer I met at ACFW who I'm sure Chip MacGregor will be selling a novel for very, very soon.
For the love and heart and sweet, sweet encouragement of an author who motivates and inspires me to higher greatness.
To the blogger who came out of nowhere and encourages me every time her name lands in my inbox or blogger feed.
To the fellow writer who stopped me at the MBT pizza party and blessed me with encouragement she didn't know I needed.
To the author who invited me to ACFW and then became the easiest person to hug and a dear friend in the process.
To the critique partner who writers better than I could dream of attaining and pushes me hard to reach the same level.
To a dear friend I didn't expect to find in my backyard. The artist that challenges and blesses me with her love and friendship. Countin' the days until Christmas Break!!
To the people who are reading this post and some that probably never will. To the love of family and friends and supporters that I would be lost without. You make my world a better place. So I say, thank you, and praise God every. single. day with gratitude that He has put me here. To know and love all of you.