We have a great example of what great smarts and a sincere heart can do for a person and in turn, for the rest of the world. Vice President Joe Biden’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden, is not only the Second Lady of the United States but also a teacher at Northern Virginia Community College. She holds a doctorate and is a fierce supporter of military families. She’s a military Mom and knows the sacrifices we all make on this unique path. I had the privilege of meeting her (and her husband!) yesterday and gave her a copy of SASHA’s DAD as a small token of my appreciation. It’s always great to be a writer, wonderful to be a published author, but even better when I can hand an extension of myself to someone as a gift. For whatever reason, but this was a great one!
The next time I get bummed about too long between contracts or the difficulty of pursuing a writing career while overseas, I’ll think “what would Dr. Biden do?” She’d get to work!
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Wow, you are so lucky to meet all these great people! I agree–when you are a writer, you can give someone a gift that is an extension of yourself. It’s always a special thing :). (BTW I used to be Madison Leigh… I gave up on the pen name because I decided the reasons for having it in the first place don’t matter as much to me any more. I homeschool and I was so worried about certain people reading my stories and making judgments/ostracizing my son for reasons not his own. I guess I’m getting older and wiser–why would my son want to play with such people anyway?).
My father-in-law is a retired major in the Air Force, and up until a couple months ago, he was the air field manager on a base for many years. It’s definitely a life that is not for the weak-hearted. I have nothing but respect for the families who can make it work! I just wish there were more funding to help our military families.
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