Dear Me: The Widow Letters will be officially launched this Thursday. I am very pleased with how the book turned out. I am grateful to all the women who submitted letters, whether they made it into the book or not. I think it’s an important book and hope it will be helpful to widows and to those who know widows.
That’s the reality.
This is my 6th book. This will be the first one I have launched without Bill there. This is where it gets illogical. My brain knows that if Bill were able to be at the launch, then the book would not have happened. Unfortunately, my heart doesn’t care what my brain knows. The closer I get to the launch the more I cry. And that’s okay. I really am looking forward to it, and I know I will get through it. It’s just hard.
To help me, I’ll be wearing Bill’s shirt. It’s the closest thing I have to having his arms around me. And in my heart, I know he will be there.
Love lives on.
Please join me at St. Martin’s United Church (2617 Clarence Ave S, Saskatoon) on Thursday, May 31st at 7:00 p.m. for the official launch of Dear Me: The Widow Letters.
If you can’t make it, perhaps I’ll see you at one of the following events:
Saturday, June 2, 1-3 pm – Book signing at McNally Robinson in Saskatoon
Tuesday, June 5, 7 pm – Reading at Martensville Library
Wednesday, June 6, 7 pm – Reading at John M. Cuelenaere Public Library in Prince Albert
Thursday, June 7, 7 pm – Reading at Weyburn Public Library
Friday, June 8, 7 pm – Regina launch at Chapters
I picked up the books from the printer today.
I’m happy that I made this book.
I’m sad that I was able to.
I’m happy that it’s done.
I’m sad that Bill’s not here to celebrate with me.
Definitely a day of mixed emotions.
But to Bill, and Jim, and Russell, and Michael, and Ken, and Randy, and Allen, and Ken, and Garrett, and Jerry, and Rob, and Ray, and Frank, and Andy, and Harold, and Al, and Ginette, and Norman, and Lloyd, and Ken – thank you for your love. You are in our hearts forever.