A few weeks ago my best friend invited me to a mother/daughter candlelight tea. And she was very vocal about me going. It seemed important that I do what I gotta do and BE THERE! She was slick about it, though. Every time I saw her for weeks she asked if I had remembered to request the day off but I thought it was because I had forgotten last year. (Still feel a little guilty about that. I suck at remembering to request days off.) So my mom and I got all dressed up and went. I was thinking a little food, wine tasting, raffle drawing, home in time for... well, nothing specific because nothing happens on Thursday nights. But I'd be home in time for all that nothing.
Then everyone started coming up asking me to sign their copies. It was so strange (in a good way.) I wasn't expecting it but it was an amazing feeling. Signing copies of a book that I had written had always seemed like a someday thing. You know, someday I'll have a book published and someday I'll have people asking me to sign it. But thanks to my best friend's mom last Thursday turned into that someday. And the look of pride on my own mom's face was so rewarding. I could see her glowing with it (and it was pre-wine tasting so that makes it all the more sincere.)