Thoughts about Publication Day

June 24, 2018

It is June 24th, two days before the official publication date of my memoir Paint Your Hair Blue. Although it has been available for pre-sale, and the e-book has been out for several months, the publication date is emotionally significant to me. 

 

Months ago when I first saw the book on Amazon, for pre-sale, it took my breath away. I stared at my computer and thought, “Did I do the right thing?  A very personal story of my daughter, Taylor’s, cancer journey is now available for the world to see.” My fears and anxiety were mixed with joy as I felt I achieved Taylor’s goal and mission in life of helping other children with cancer. The book is full of information that would be invaluable to anyone going through a cancer diagnosis. 

 

All the positive comments we have received from those who have read the book thus far  have re-enforced my feelings of accomplishment, fulfilled me and given me purpose and meaning. I now know I did the right thing.

 

For the first time I am reading the paperback version of Paint Your Hair Blue rather than seeing it on my computer.  I am laughing and crying but mostly it is bringing me great joy in remembering my beautiful daughter, her love for life, and her unending love for me and our  family. I plan to celebrate the publication date with great joy, look to the heavens and remember the miracle of Taylor’s birth and all the love we shared unconditionally for a short but beautiful sixteen years. 


 

And, by the way, Taylor this is a written request for you to send me “winks from heaven” on June 26! I am laughing, as I know you will come through as you always do. I love you baby girl, today, and 1000 years from now. 

 

 

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