We've been gone for 3 days, taking a small vacation with our daughters and sons-in-law. What a wonderful, wonderful surprise greeted me when I came in the door!
It was my cat, Sophie, giving me kitty kisses....and THEN I checked my e-mail!
WOW OH WOW!
Thanks, friends, for all of the lovely congratulations--thanks, judges, for picking two of my favorite pieces--and thanks most of all to the God of grace, who despite my utterly not deserving it, has allowed me to find joy in writing.