HAPPY NEW YEAR
MAY GOD'S PEACE AND ANGELS WINGS SURROUND YOU ........
As I look forward to the exciting times 2011 promises to bring I can't help reflect on all the miracles I received in 2010.
My baby girl turned 30 in April; I find it hard to believe so much time has passed since I first held that little precious bundle in my arms. Now she and her husband are busy raising three beautiful healthy children who are growing up way too fast.
Troy's daughter is getting so tall and more like him everyday. She has the same generous, loving spirit that her daddy always had.
A visit to see my sister in April led me to a prestigious author, Murray Silver, who helped publish my first book. "Troy's Miracles" was released in December and is doing very well. Words can't express my gratitude to both Murray and Cris Piva, the owner of Continental Shelf Publishing.
October found my Great Aunt June along with my mom and her husband moving into my home; my latest phrase is, "Wherever you can find room." : } Things have fallen into place and life has moved forward.
I joined a loving, caring support group; Mother's with Broken Hearts was started by a dear lady. Monica Shipley has brought help and hope to over 600 members and the organization continues to grow. I enjoyed the excitement associated with two book signings for "Troy Miracles" and made wonderful new friends. Some were from the Compassionate Friends organization, another support group; a national self-help mutual assistance organization offering friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents and their families.
I owe a big thank you to Mariana at the Barnes and Noble book store in Evansville, Indiana; also, to Todd at Book Nation in Terre Haute, Indiana for allowing me to come into their stores with "Troy's Miracles." They were both so very gracious.
I can't forget the newspapers and their first-rate reporters who took the time to interview me and print excellent press releases in their respective papers; it is so appreciated.
A huge thank you to all my family and friends whose support has meant so very much and to all who have purchased Troy's Miracles; I hope it brings you comfort and hope.
Most of all, "Thank You God" for taking such good care of me; I can't hardly wait to see what you have in store for 2011!!!
To my son Troy; forever loved, forever missed and forever by my side - I love you...mom