Today is the day! Meadowlark’s book launch at Collected Works at 4:00 today.
We woke this morning to a soaking rain. A soaking rain accompanies a birth in Meadowlark. It seems only right that a soaking rain accompany the novel’s birth.
Mom and Dad arrived safely yesterday after driving 15 hours through the unbelievable rains in The West. Mom said there were hours when the windshield wipers couldn’t keep up with the rain and they crawled along the highway, following the white lines of the road.
They arrived and we went to Wynn’s volleyball game, Grammie and Bop Bop dressed appropriately in the St. Michael’s school colors of royal blue and white! Luke was at soccer practice, and Wynn had her own cheering section with Grammie, Bop Bop, Noé, Wyatt, and me.
I thought of all of us in the living room last night after the variety of sporting events – Wyatt in karate, Wynn in volleyball, and Luke in soccer.
We curled up in chairs and on couches last night, kids all still in their uniforms, adults had slipped into comfortable cloths, the rain fell softly outside. I sat and thought of the journey of Meadowlark and felt such gratitude.
In the midst of all yesterday, I did buy my first new pair of boots in years for today’s reading. I love them.
I think back on the journey of Meadowlark and can hardly believe this day is here. We’ll take lots of photos and video and I’ll share all here.
The rain continues to fall—bringing Meadowlark into the world.
Thank you and thank you for sharing this journey.