"Have a seat." he said.
"But I was going to go start dinner." I replied.
"Dinner can wait a second."
"Is there something in particular you want to talk about?"
So I sat down (a little grumpy), and he handed me a large envelope addressed to me.
I squealed. I ripped open the package.
And this is what was inside:
It's the book we've been working on at The Power of Moms for the past two years. And the proof finally arrived!
Grace recorded a video of my excitement:
And then she did a little photo shoot with the book:
This is my chapter.
Eric was teasing me, "So you finally publish a book, and your chapter is called 'Someday I'll Shower Before Noon'?"
I thought it was cute how Grace took photos from so many angles. (I didn't even post them all.)
Grace set the table with matching plates (we don't usually do that), added place cards, and made our family dinner time into a book celebration. Then she made a sign that said, "Story Time" and posted it in our family room.
After dinner, I curled up in the armchair while the children gathered around, and I read my chapter out loud for the first time. (There are 12 chapters total--mine is #11.)
The children were so cute. They sat nicely during the serious parts and laughed at all the funny parts.
Later that night, Grace said, "I wrote a book, too." And this is what was inside:
I'm very grateful to our entire team. This book is the product of more than a thousand hours of work (that's a very modest guess), and I can't wait to launch it next week.
Ahhhhhhhh! So exciting.