They're HERE!!!!!

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I knew they were in town, I knew they were out for delivery, and I was antsy all day, imagining what it would be like when they arrived.

Welllll.....I strained my hearing listening for the UPS truck! He didn't come till 6:45!!!! TORTURE! The dh was already home, and he called the boy out while I got the box. I didn't even have the nerve to tell the guy what was in the box, how sad am I? When I opened the box, I started crying. I have one book that I've never had out of reach, just so I can touch it. I looked at the dedication first, to my grandmother, then the copyright page, then thumbed through and saw MY words on the pages. It's just not the same seeing it on the computer, even in ebook form. Seeing it in print is just stunning.

We went out to dinner, where again I didn't have the nerve to say anything, though my copy was in my purse. Then I called my mom, but no answer.

The dh did take pictures of me with the books but they're horrible. I'm red-faced and crying and I was already having a bad hair day ;)

But they're here and it feels GOOOOOOD.

10 comments:

Gina Black said...

Congrats Mary!! What a BIG moment. The first shipment of the first book in print. Wowza. :)

Olga said...

Congratulations, Mary! This IS a huge moment!!!!!!!!!

Marianne Arkins said...

Geez... got me all weepy! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Mary! Thanks for sharing with us! It's a huge moment. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

WOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!!! Congratulations, Mary!!! How very cool. :-)

Trish Milburn said...

How cool!!! Huge congrats again.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Awesome!

MaryF said...

Thanks, y'all! It's just great to look over and see the stack of books. And I did get ahold of Mom and took a copy to show her. We wished Gigi was here to see it, but she's already read it ;) She would have been really happy.

CandaceCalvert said...

Mary, it's almost like the birth of a child, isn't it? :-)

Amazing, amazing time . . . enjoy it--only a miniscule amount of folks have this dream come true.
CONGRATULATIONS!

Hugs,

Candy

Anonymous said...

Mar, I will never forget that moment as long as I live...standing there in the middle of Barnes and Noble, holding my book in my hands. Real, tangible, there. Nothing like it, anywhere.

You so deserve this happiness. Revel in it!

JoAnn aka Joanna K. Moore

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