So yesterday I found out that my book, Eat With Joy: Redeeming God’s Gift of Food, won the Christianity Today Book Award in the category of Christian Living.
I never seem to take things in just one way.
One part of me does this:
…and tries to brush it off as no big deal.
But then the other part of me is busy doing this:
And then somewhere in between the skepticism and the overenthusiasm is when I start to feel very Mr. Rogers-y. Because I feel like I just want to thank everyone who has loved me for being me, encouraged me when I was discouraged, insisted that my words and thoughts had meaning, and urged me to press on with hope and confidence.
Friends, family, editors, publicists: you know who you are. Thank you.