This past week my first set of proof books arrived. I thought it was exciting to receive the "Your book has been approved. You may order proof copies now." I ordered a few copies and anxiously awaited their arrival. I honestly don't think I have been so excited to see the UPS truck back into my parent's driveway until this week.
Of course, in true "Lisa blog mode", I was taking pictures of the truck driving by and then backing into the driveway. I snapped one last photo to capture the moment when the driver rounded the corner and said, "You're not taking a picture of me, are you?"
Thankfully, he smiled and I assured him it was only of the truck. He said, "It must be something exciting inside this box."
My response, "It is. My first proof book has arrived." He congratulated us and went on his way. Once inside the excitement intensified. I placed the box in front of my mom, "Are you going to open it?" She didn't argue and before we knew it, the paper stuffing was all over the kitchen floor and she smiled ear to ear.
The only thing that could have made the moment better was to have my father home at the time. Now I have to admit, we could have waited until he returned from his appointment BUT we are weak.
Dad laughed and said, "Wished I could have been here but know you and your mom when it comes to waiting, like one hog waits for another."
We all laughed.
I did put them back in the box though so Dad could have the same Ahhh moment when he peered into the box after opening the flaps.
This book is a family project. My sweet hubby, amazing daughter, and my parents continue to encourage, help, and be there through each step of the process.
We all waited for that truck to arrive. Ed was the first one to open the book and start reading, too sweet.
Once our feet landed back on the ground and our heads were out of the clouds, it was time to get to work. So many things to look at. In less than a minute, a few mistakes jumped out at us and some necessary spacing changes were noted.
Looking forward to this week and spending some time going through Where's Heidi? One Sister's Journey to make the necessary formatting changes and corrections already noted. While I work on this part, Mom is reading to check for other corrections while also embracing the book for the first time as she sees Heidi's kidnapping through the eyes of her other daughter. An emotional, powerful, and necessary step in the process. Praying for her as she reads.
Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323