8/22/22, Back to School!!!
I hope these last days of summer are still giving you some fun times, as we all begin to rev our engines up for the Fall. This time of year still smells to me of new pencils, new Superman or Wonder Woman lunch boxes, new notebooks, and all the excitement of new classrooms, new teachers and old friends. September always feels like the time for new projects, and moving ahead with fresh energy.
The children I know went back to school last week, and the rest of us are getting the sand out of our shoes and putting on real clothes again. I just finished editing two books and am working on a new outline. My daughters who work in fashion are revving up their engines to start work on fashion week this week. And it’s exciting to start new projects with fresh ideas.
I enjoyed a week’s vacation in July with three of my daughters, and managed to see all of my children for a brief visit in August, but it was so wonderful to see them and be together. And now we’re all off and running to work. September is an exciting month. And I have a new book out, “The Challenge” about the daring rescue of 7 kids in their early teens lost on a dangerous mountain in Montana. It was inspired by the incredible rescue of the 13 boys in Thailand trapped in a cave, four years ago. The entire world held their breath as the rescue unfolded, completely successfully, which inspired my book. There is a new movie out about the Thai rescue, and a documentary, and I haven’t had time to watch either one, but I will. When it was happening, I was mesmerized by the complicated rescue operation and jubilant at its success. And I hope you love my book about the mountain rescue.
Since organizing a big family takes a lot of planning and military precision, I’m already thinking about the holidays, and I start my Christmas shopping in August. My family makes fun of me for it, but I love getting an early start!!!
I hope you have some fun plans for the Fall, and some exciting new projects in view. Have a great week!!!
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It’s a wonderful idea to start Christmas shopping in August!
On est dans l’ambiance de Noël et on peut penser aux personnes que l’on aime, et choisir tranquillement ce qui leur fera plaisir.
Thank you, Danielle.
I remember the good laugh we had on your earlier blog post. “No communist Santa”.
Enjoyed your book, “Suspects”. The following thought went through my mind when reading it: “Home is the dearest spot on earth.”
“The Challenge” just arrived for the hammock.
I remember as the world held its breath for the rescue of the boys and their coach in Thailand. We all needed some good news and I remember praying for their rescue at 3:00 am in the morning.
But a 38-year-old former Thai Navy SEAL (Sgt. Major Sam-an Gunan ) died from lack of oxygen while bringing air tanks to staging areas along the planned escape route, authorities said.
The question some may have asked is : “Was God not with the man who lost his life in that rescue?”
The quote below came over me like a warm blanket and I shared it at a Wednesday night testimony meeting on the that rescue.
Rom. 8 Verses 38 to 39
 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,  Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God…
P.s. I can’t wait for your new books coming soon: “The Whittiers” and “Without a Trace”. They look awesome!
Write on ….