It's been awhile since I've posted, or really done much of anything book-related. I've been trying to get back to basics, but I need your help, folks.
I need prayer warriors. If you're not the prayerful type, that's okay. Just send a well-wishing or two into the universe. Whatever works. I'll take it all.
My family is dealing with illness, and while we're not exactly advertising it for the masses, I trust you all can say a prayer each day without bombarding us all with messages, right? Awesome.
We are very thankful this Thanksgiving week for the time we've had together and the reminder that our lives are fragile. As a member of my family battles significant illness, and as I prepare to say goodbye to the little girl with whom I did Run or Dye last year, I know how little time we have on this earth.
And we also realize that cancer sucks. It does. Sarah is a bright little girl, a light in the world, and she doesn't deserve what she's gone through for five years. My family member is the rock, the person whom you can call on for anything at any time and they're there. If I'm sick, they're there at my office a half hour later with an entire pharmacy to battle a cold. If I need a steady hand, someone to help with my girls, or just a ride somewhere, they're there.
Now I want to be there. I want to show the same love and generosity that has been shown to all of us. I want to know that everything will be okay when things just seem like they aren't.
Thanksgiving week is tough. My grandfather passed away shortly before the holiday a number of years back. A family I love dearly lost their father two years ago. And now this. We'll be mourning Sarah and celebrating her life very soon. My family will be dealing with appointments and questions and answers and a million more questions starting next week.
I'm thankful, though, because the reminders of how precious our lives are, and how we can lose someone in an instant, makes me incredibly grateful for the people I love most.
Thank you to everyone for being a reader, a fan, and a friend. Thank you for loving my characters almost as much as I do. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes during this difficult time. Thank you for your patience as I navigate life while trying to be an author. Have a happy (thankful) Thanksgiving, and may God bless you all.