Thursday, April 7, 2011

one week from today.

i'm one week away

from the day that

my gift to madeline

becomes something that

people will publicly

judge, both

positively and negatively.

some will praise

the "story," some will

criticize the writing.

some will find

something to

relate to and

others will wonder

how the hell

i "did it."

i'm ready for all

of that,

but more than

anything, i hope that

someday my daughter

reads it and

realizes just how

much i love her.


  1. there can be no doubt that she will!

  2. I was so excited to find the book in my mailbox this past Tuesday. I wanted to save it for the plane ride to Florida this weekend but I couldn't resist and am now a few chapters in. So far I'm completely enthalled. I too lost my love and became a single parent in what seemed like a swish of air.

    Thank you for sharing your story. I'm an avid reader of your blog and have found your words comforting on many a sad day. The fact that someone can say what I'm often times feeling helps me to feel "normal" in a world where since losing my love, I often feel like an outsider.

  3. I'm half way through the book. well done :)

  4. I just came across this blog and found your book online; I look forward to reading it and thank you in advance for being willing to share your story.

  5. I just ordered it on my Kindle. Can't wait for it to autoload on the 14th. Thanks for sharing this deeply personal story.

  6. I received your book and read it all in roughly 5 hours and I LOVED it! Filled with so much emotion. Maddy will LOVE it and I KNOW that Liz is very proud of you!