Donna, Friends, and Book Dedications
Whenever I have a book release, I like to do a spotlight on the person I dedicated it to. A Wedding for Julia was dedicated to my friend, Donna Seals. I first met Donna 12 years ago. She was a new reading teacher in my department, and we quickly learned to divide up our work and help each other out. Within a few months, she was my son’s “aunt,” and we’ve been close as can be ever since.
Donna has a real passion for teaching. Currently she teaches at a Christian school in San Angelo, and I know those kids are very blessed to have her in their lives.
One theme that is consistent in my books is the theme of friendship. I think it’s an important part of our life. I believe friendships are a real blessing from God. In our fast-paced world, it’s easy to forget that, easy to forget to make time for one another. One thing I love about Donna (and Dorsey and Kristy – my other pre-readers), is that we do make time to see each other. It might only be 2 or 3 times a year, but those are important weekends for us. And even when we’re not together, we pray for each other, we talk on the phone, and we text.
My prayer is that you have a special friend in your life. Today would be a great day to tell this person how much they mean to you. And to celebrate friendships, I’m going to give away a copy of A Wedding for Julia AND a gift of 101 Promises from Psalms. Leave a comment below to be entered, and if you share this blog with someone else, leave another comment and you’ll be entered twice.