Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Finnian's Journey

Today I got a gift in the mail. Well, actually, Finn got a gift. It's from Heather of The Seal Bark. See, Heather emailed me a while back asking for my address. She said she was making something for Finn's first birthday. I never expected anything like this. I opened the package and just cried.


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She took the entire first year of my blog and made it into a hardcover book through Blurb. It's absolutely gorgeous.

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I am so touched, I am pretty speechless.

And the funny thing? I've had this sort of . . . dream, I guess, of one day putting together Finnian's Journey into some sort of manuscript and finding a publisher. This is the first glimpse of what that possibility might look like.

What a keepsake. I will treasure it forever. Thank you, Heather . . . I am so grateful.

19 comments:

nezza said...

Awwww - what a lovely idea, I'm not surprised you were moved. :o)

Leigh Anne said...

what a wonderful gift. it's gorgeous!

Sharon said...

What an amazing and thoughtful gift!

Catherine Just said...

WoW that is so incredible.
I'm going to have to do that with my blog as well. I love that idea

Kristin said...

What a great gift from a great friend. Very touching indeed.

Ria said...

Such a precious and thoughtful gift! It's beautiful!

Wendy P said...

That's gorgeous! What a lovely gift!

Jodi said...

Your FIRST published book...of many, I predict. Seriously, your writing is too beautiful and heartfelt not to share with the rest of the world. What a wonderful, wonderful gift. YEA Heather!

Christina M said...

wow, how cool!

Following HIM said...

What a great idea! It is absolutly gorgeous :)
~Elyse

SunflowerMom said...

Wow, what an amazing gift!

Zsuzsi said...

What a wonderful friend you made, Lisa! Congratulations on the book! I hope that I can see it soon... maybe at the book club, if I make it.

My name is Sarah said...

Lisa, That is truly beautiful. I am guessing Heather has been as moved by your writings as I have. What a wonderful friend.

Chrystal said...

What an amazing, gernerous, and thoughtful gift!

Heather, can you talk to my husband, please? Thanks. ;-)

Jeanette said...

Lisa, that is amazing! Such a gift!

Laurie said...

Oh wow!! That is such a wonderful idea!! Just beautiful...

datri said...

Wow, that is so beautiful and moving.

Carla said...

What a touching and thoughtful gift!

heather said...

I had been blogging for about a year when I found your blog. I am still not sure how I came across it. But at that point I had chosen to not blog about Down syndrome. I wanted people to look at my family and not think we were defined or limited by the Down syndrome factor but just a regular family going about our daily activities. Then I found your blog and Finn was just a newborn and I was able to relate to all that you were feeling and going through. I decided I needed to blog more about Morgan and Down syndrome because it does affect our family and my perspective--in a good way. I have loved each of your posts and felt they needed to be documented somewhere other than just on the web. I have also learned so much from all the commenters on your blog and wish I would have had room to add all of the comments in your book too. :) I think your blog is a wonderful site for new moms, a place to help them not feel so alone in the new journey of Down syndrome. Thanks for sharing your story with all of us!