Tuesday, November 26

Happy Birthday, Brandi

Happy birthday, Brandi! Twenty-eight years ago today, my only child was born in Jackson, Mississippi. I wanted a daughter and I was blessed to have the best one ever!

Most everyone has a special "book supporter" in their lives. Mine is my daughter. She has read and re-read my manuscripts. When she was young, she would read Mississippi Blues in a perfect southern accent.

Rejections? The first person I called was Brandi. Always loyal, she'd say, "Their loss, Mom."

When Jennifer Lawler contacted me to say they wanted Wild Horses, I screamed, then cried. Brandi came tearing out of the other room to see what was wrong. When I told her nothing was wrong, but somebody actually wanted my book, she happy danced with me.

The other day, I saw her with her Kindle, reading.

"What are you reading?" I asked./

 "Ride A Falling Star," she said.

"I could send it to you."

"I know," she answered, "but I want to support you."

I'm a lucky woman to have such a wonderful daughter. Happy birthday, Brandi. I love you to the moon and stars and back.

7 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to Brandi, and blessings to you, D. I've got me some girls, too, and it's amazing how much life is enriched by their presence!

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  2. Happy Birthday Brandi. I hope you have a wonderful birthday! It's a great feeling to have a wonderful daughter who brightens your life!

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  3. Happy Birthday, Brandi!! Have a fabulous day!! Thank you so much for supporting your mom because she is one awesome writer!!

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  4. Happy birthday to Brandi!! And, D'Ann, your relationship with Brandi is amazing and special - hold it close, always.

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  5. Happy Bday, Brandi. You sound like a wonderful daughter. And you have a great mom - who is a fabulous writer. :)

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  6. Wow!! How awesome is it when someone supports and enjoys your writing, especially when that someone is family! :)

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