have to do with John Grogan ?
I'm guessing Hubby was clueless as to what to get me that year.
With this gift... how could he go wrong?
I was pretty excited about being able to
'create a weekend' of my very own.
So I tucked it safely in my lingerie drawer waiting for the perfect opportunity.
The gift was just what it said it was.
A weekend anywhere, doing anything.
What would you choose?
Early in 2006 I began paging though one of Waldenbook's best sellers 'Marley and Me'.
The book went home with me...
Through laughter and tears I felt everything the author must have felt, especially with Gracie having just turned a year old and the puppy horror still fresh in my mind.
Though the book was sprinkled with the funny antics of the author's dog Marley, there was a deeper and more meaningful message that I took away from the book. For me it was about relationships, hurts, loving, and letting go.
I could relate.
I didn't even have to think about it. I was in the 'There's no greater book ever written (not counting the Holy Bible of course) than Marley and Me mode'.
And so several months later I cashed in my weekend stone and we packed our bags and reserved a room at the Hilton on Airport Road in Allentown Pa.
Emmaus was not only John Grogan's hometown, but my hubby's mom resided there as well... so I had every right to be near the infamous author without being labeled 'stalker'.
His book signing wasn't there, but in another town about an hour away at a Walmart.
I was second in line.
My inspiration for 'Gracie's Diary, A Memoir'