A Word of Thanks
In the front of every book I include a page or two of acknowledgements, my chance to give thanks to those who helped make the book what it is. So, seeing as every book is a microcosm of my life I thought it would be appropriate to give thanks for the people who have played a part in making my life what it is.
I’m thankful for . . .
My wife, Jen, my partner in this journey called life. She’s stuck with me for thirteen years and has been my biggest cheerleader along the way. She is the strength to every one of my weaknesses.
My girls, all four of them, for inspiring me, loving me, making me laugh out loud, and making my job as a daddy easy and less of a job and more of a joy.
My parents, for raising me to be an honest, hard worker. For taking the time to invest in my life. For setting an example I could never live up to.
Friends (I won’t name names because I’d be doomed to leave someone out . . . you know who you are), for praying for me, supporting me, showing such an interest in my life, and showing me what true loyalty and friendship is.
My publisher and all the wonderful folks there (again, too many to name but the ones I work most closely with are Deb and Debbie, two courageous women), for taking a chance on me and giving me a chance. For being sensitive to God’s leading.
Also, I’m thankful for another year of being cancer free. Three years ago, I never would have imagined myself typing those words. God carried me through the valley and set my feet on safe ground on the other side. I’ll never stop being thankful for that.
I’m thankful for having our needs met every day. Things we take for granted but that cannot be overlooked.
I’m thankful for the honor of being able to write the stories in my head and on my heart. It’s not a blessing I take lightly. I know there are those more deserving than I but for some reason God saw fit to give this responsibility to me.
Lastly, I’m so thankful to Jesus, my Savior, Shepherd, Rock, and Salvation. Without him I’d be nothing. Seriously. Ultimately, he is why I do everything I do. I want to make him proud.