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Christmas lights, Christmas cookies, candles and carols. Last night I was honored as friends and family celebrated the launch of my very first book, “Unwrapping His Presence: What We Really Need For Christmas.” Author and speaker, Chris Maxwell, graciously asked me to be a part of this project and included five of my Christmas stories.

Friends gathered and family beamed (although sisters teased about waiting in line for my signature). And, an aging mother’s eyes welled with tears of pride. Truly a special evening.

This morning looks quite different. My feet hit the ground running, though not to another speaking engagement or book signing. My “real job” was calling. “Mommmmmmmmy, where are my shoes?” “Did you sign my planner?” “Can I have some cereal?” I threw in a quick load of laundry and proceeded to set up the lunch packing assembly line. Meanwhile, I hear echoes of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” in my head “caught in a landslide… no escape from reality.”

Last night was exciting. I enjoyed the people. I welcomed the sights and sounds of Christmas. I took pleasure in the lights and the laughter. But this morning holds the “reality” I love. My husband, my kids, my family, my life.

Time to throw wet clothes in the dryer and get ready to sign… planners!