At some point in the last few months as people have asked how I am doing or what I’m up to, I’ve decided to quit saying ‘busy’ as part of my replies. Busy as in “too busy’ or even “crazy busy” just doesn’t account for — nor give thanks for — the miracles that are happening right and left. (I’d like to respond, “Fanfreakingtastic!” but since I had an absurd aversion to the word ‘freaking’ for so long, my daughters wouldn’t let me live that one down. That’s a whole ‘nother story…)
“Crazy-wonderful” however, seems to succinctly put it all into perspective. Wonderful, as in ‘filled with wonder’ is definitely in the miraculous category, and crazy added would definitely sum it all up! Melissa Moore, myself, and our book, Shattered Silence, the Untold Story of a Serial Killer’s Daughter have been on an incredible journey. Released September 8, the book has had a whirlwind tour, beginning with Oprah (and special appearance by Dr. Phil), a four-page article in People Magazine, and another interview with Melissa is supposed to air this coming Friday on Good Morning America! In addition to numerous columns, reviews and newspaper articles, this is nothing short of crazy-wonderful, and every day I wake up in total gratitude.
Melissa’s courage has sparked incredible response from readers and viewers from across the nation, Canada, and the world. People are writing to Melissa every day, thanking her for telling her story. Some people’s personal journeys, like Melissa’s, are heart-wrenching. What brings tears to my eyes is hearing how they are able to move forward because of the message Shattered Silence brings them. We’ve now even had therapists tell us that their clients are referring them to read the book! Crazy. Wonderful. Crazy-wonderful. Amen.
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