Normally I try not to go for a sappy post, but I just can’t help myself. Okay, okay, I hear you groan and your eyeballs are rolling back in your heads, but bear with me.
As you all know I’ve been struggling through some health issues since June. We’re still unclear on an absolute diagnosis, (currently, we think it’s B Cell Lymphoma) but we’re getting there. Some people know about my health issues, some don’t. Word of mouth has reached a few, but I’ve never really announced it anywhere but here.
Okay, so I go to the conference, and the support, words of encouragement, hugs, prayers, cards, you name it, have totally blown me away. When Hot Tropics was announced as the first place winner for the lit category, as THRILLED as I was with winning, the absolute best part of it all was the support I received as people stood up and hugged me as I made my way to the stage and back. Unbelievable. That touched me in a way that I will never forget.
The thing is God knew I needed a positive in my life right now, and you, my friends, graciously offered it to me.
Please don’t think this post is all about me. It's actually all about YOU. Because you never know how much your smile, your hugs, your words of encouragement can help someone else, whether you know they’re in need or not.
I thank God for you and pray that I can “pay it forward” to others the way you have blessed me.