7/23/10

I hear the click and feel the whoosh and I'm ready to (step-step) walk through that door

Hi, my name is Heather and I'm here because I have a story to tell. Actually, pretty much everything I'm experiencing as of late is coming alive with what my friend Ann calls a fireworks display of story-telling. I feel like a bit of a spectator to myself, while I watch doors opening like I never even once dreamed they would.

Click, the locks are turned and the creak of the swinging door blasts through my ears while I wait for the BANG! It's exhilarating and shocking and terrifying. I sit dumbfounded at the chance to share my entire story, all that my heart-gut leads me to tell, through a book.

I will meet with an agent in New York City while I am there for the BlogHer conference. I will sign my name. And then I will surrender to the chaos of life as I juggle writing, motherhood, being a wife, blogging and speaking engagements, and oh yes, sobriety.

(You should see it, the way I run circles, it's highly entertaining.)

I am in the blogging world to tell my story, of addiction, motherhood, surrender and truth. This crazy and mixed up online world has always been my place for transparency. I want to connect and inspire, and I remind my readers of that quite often. Thankfully, so far, many of you are along for the ride and support me with such grace, it's astounding, really. And because of you, a completely talented and passionate agent discovered this space. Please know, I think it's because of you, receiving my words the way that you do and inspiring me to continue to pour out my heart and soul in this space.

My story is unfolding rapidly, as we speak. I am on a roller coaster ride like never before, toward publishing a book. This is what makes my story unique-this rapid pace and me, who I am. There is only one Heather with only one voice. She is the only one who can describe addiction and motherhood in her particular way. The only one who can answer the emails and watch lives change because of the telling of her truths. She is open, like a lake, to the enormous potential of this calling. She is free, finally, to fill in the gaps and stand in-between and bellow out words that miraculously cause change. Every day, more emails of change. Not because of her, but through her.

Yes, there she is, doing that. Not on her own but through a divine calling she never expected.

She is me, and I'm here to tell my story.


(and she never likes to toot her own horn, but she's trying hard to believe, to really believe. So thank you for putting up with her.)

{This post is my submission to be considered in an endeavor called Project Mom Casting. I am entering this post to be considered for casting in a television reality series, oh yes I am. Have I lost my mind? I think not. I'm simply willing and able to take this ride if given the chance, to tell my story. I would love to be a part of the first reality TV show focused on mom bloggers with stories to tell (and we all have one). If you'd like to be considered, check out the Project Mom Casting facebook page for details.}

Friends. Oh, friends. This comment section? Right down there? It embodies grace like so many things, and yet stands all on its own with your support. It is why, YOU are why, I'm invested in this online community.

169 clicked right here to comment:

Jason said...

Wow. What a fantastic gift that God has given you. You're going to bless so many people through the pages of that book.

Suzi said...

I was SO HOPING this was what your big news was. Seriously, since I read your blog the first time I thought you should write a book. I am so very happy for you! :) Congrats!!!!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Incredible, Heather! You amaze me- in a good way. Not in the way that I want to be you (not that being you would be bad, but you know... you amaze me in that you are YOU and I celebrate that, I sit here mesmerized by it.) And love you.

I'll read your book and watch you do your thing.

Steph

deb said...

Heather!!!!

I'm squealing joy for you.

Lolli said...

Awesome. Simply awesome. Will you sign my book when it comes out?

Sarah Viola said...

I'm so proud of you and in awe of you, Heather, for so many reasons. Wishing I could hug you at BlogHer.

Becky said...

So what's the big news?
You mean writing a book and being on a TV show is big news? Huh. Weird.

FANTASTIC! Couldn't happen to a better person. Really! So thrilled for you.

Will you sign my book for me? Please!

Erin said...

Congrats. I hope to do the same some day.

Ashleigh (Heart and Home) said...

I may be doing a happygiddyeverywhere dance right now. This is beyond wonderful. Loving you, and your heart, and your story, Heather the Brave.

Cameron said...

WOOP WOOP! Congratulations! So super duper excited for you! And I hope they choose you for the TV show... I'd totally watch it!! :)

Heather of the EO said...

Oh yes. The signing of the books. You guys slay me. I'll probably be throwing them at you for free and begging you to tell everyone you know about them. So yeah, I'll sign them fifteen times each.

Maggie, dammit said...

So proud of you! It's been a sweet honor to ride with you as witness. Feel that wind in your face, really feel it.

I'm not trying out for a blogging reality show, though. I'ma hold out for Real Housewives of Rural Wisconsin.

Heather of the EO said...

That is. IF a publisher even wants to book in the first place.

I think I'll just believe they will. I'm working on believing.

YOu guys are THE BEST cheerleaders in all of blogland. You REALLY are. I believe it.

Corinne said...

YAAAYY!!!! :) I had a feeling, lady! You are incredible, and your words have moved so many already, just imagine the potential number of people you can reach with your story.
So very happy for you :)

MollyinMinn said...

I adore you. I am so proud of you. You impress the heck out of me. Yeah for you!

Hen Jen said...

congratulations on the book!! And I think you'd be great on a show..a show about bloggers, how cool is that?!

Trece said...

Dear, dear Heather - words fail me. What an awesome payoff for speaking your own truth!! One step at a time, day by day, YOU are doing it, sobriety and motherhood, and I couldn't be prouder!!
Love, me

Andrea said...

Congrats on the book!!! And I thought of you immediately when I heard about the tv show. I can't wait to see what's next!

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

YAY!

Such an exciting endeavor - and one you are so worthy for.

(And yes, I'm ending a sentence in a preposition. Because you're the professional author here, not me!)

Angie said...

Three cheers and a hip, hip hooray! :) Praying it all works out for you.

Kaycee said...

Oh wow and oh wow! Congratulations! I will totally read whatever you write and I would even watch some reality TV if you are on it!

Amy said...

congrats on the book that is so exciting.

Good luck with the reality show audition.

BaronessBlack said...

SO pleased to hear about this!
I'm sure you'll make it a completely unique and singular experience!
Go, Heather!

MommyJ said...

Something like this couldn't happen to a better person. SO very happy for any opportunities that come your way. Much love.

Jessica said...

Hurray!!!! You can't see me but I am giving you a standing O and about to squeal because I am so very happy for you!!! bless you!

Ryley @ That's My Family! said...

I cant wait till you come to Utah on your book tour!!!! (holy crap, you could like really go on a book tour!!!!)

This show would be so amazing with you on it.. we need more people like you..

congratulations friend!

Cassandra Frear said...

Your posts ring with authenticity. That's what other people need for encouragement -- a real life dealing with real issues. Blessings.

Anonymous said...

Sitting here with tears in my eyes, goosbumps on my arms, and a heart pounding with JOY as I read the good news, Heather. I am so incredibly proud of you and thrilled you are able to share more of YOU with the world through a BOOK! I am BLESSED because you are my friend. Love you.
Selena

katdish said...

Will you have a photographer taking your pic? Because I've become really fond of your bathroom mirror self portraits!

You make me smile, Heather. You're a mess. A beautiful, wonderful, honest mess.

Mama Kat said...

You would be an amazing pick for a show like that! Best of luck with the interview!!

Jennifer @ Conversion Diary said...

You would be so perfect for a show like that! I would absolutely watch.

5thsister said...

Heather...you know you have been a huge inspiration to me! I am thrilled at this new chapter opening up in your life. You were actually on my mind this morning as I was thinking about emailing you. I am "this close" to taking that next step. Pray for me.

designHER Momma said...

The book thing? Best news ever. I cannot wait to see this journey unfold.

And the tv thing? If you were chosen it would be a reason for me to get cable again. Seriously, you could bring cable back into my life. :)

Love you!

Anti-Supermom said...

Loved you since I met you IRL at Cupcake! You just have a personality that makes people want to pull up a seat and listen to you.

I'm so excited for you and can't wait to hear more about your journey.

Ash said...

They are the ones who would be lucky to have you.

Go girl!!!!

S'dizzle said...

yay yay yay!!!

We've missed you so at book club so it'd be great to see you on TV, or read your book FOR book club!!

You deserve all that comes your way through this crazy internet, whoohoo!

anymommy said...

Hold on tight, all those stars are for you. Awesome. XO.

Aunt LoLo said...

Mama, you are inspiring, in every sense of the word. I'm so proud, if I can say that.

You're absolutely right - you have a story to tell, and it's your story. And, out there, are people waiting to hear your story, just the way you can tell it. Maybe they've been trying to kick addiction for years, or maybe they don't even acknowledge they have anything to kick, but something in the way you tell your story will inspire them to take that leap.

So, rock on, Mama. Rock on.

Elizabeth @claritychaos said...

Wow -- Congratulations, Heather! Big, big news. Be sure to take care of yourself through the whirlwind, Mama. xoxo

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

Best! News! Ever!

You, in all your adorableness and your Minnes-OH-ta accent on TV? Genius.

Kimberly said...

I'm so bubbling over with excitement for you I hardly know what to say first! Congratulations to you, congratulations to the people you have helped and those you soon will, and to that brilliant agent for recognizing not just the story of you, but the talent of you too!

So much gladness here. Love you!

Kristen {RAGE against the MINIVAN} said...

I truly hope that your story is told! It is so important, because so many others are struggling. Can't wait to see you inspire the masses!

Jen said...

Can I pre-order your book before it's even written? If so, sign me up. Now. Also, I just paid my cable bill, so just tell me what channel you're on, OK? I'll be putting the kids to bed early and tuning in!

Jo@Mylestones said...

Fantastic news my friend!! Though I have to say I'm not surprised. I just knew you were bound for big things, and I am SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!

C handa said...

Congrats Heather. I have always enjoyed listening to what you have to say and am excited that you have the possibility of two new venues in which to touch other people's lives. You Rock!!!

Deb said...

I can't imagine a better storyteller, or a story that more needs to be told. Congratulations of your big news, and best of luck that the producers see your amazing gifts. Looking forward to seeing you in NYC. Whoosh, oh yeah!

simplicity said...

This is a good thing! I am so happy for you!
Will be there reading and watching as you go...

Ellie said...

I am beyond excited for you!! You will write an incredible, real, inspiring book, because that's what you are - incredible, real and inspiring.

And I think you would rock the party on television - as one of your biggest fans I'd be first in line to watch.

GO YOU! You have such an important message, delivered with honesty, heart, spirit and humor. The world needs more you, in a big way.

-Ellie

Mommy Mo said...

Can I make a cameo appearance in your TV show? I promise not to cuss or swear or talk bad about my kids- HA!!!! So happy for you, my friend- you deserve big things.

Steph @Red Clay Diaries said...

Wow! Keep believing it, cuz I think your story is going to be told.

I'm glad I'll be able to say "I knew her when..."

...and get good money for selling your signed books on ebay. ;)

Kelly Langner Sauer said...

wow - way big; way cool. talk about life-changing. I would read your book, I think.

lynsey said...

HOO. to the RAY.

{3rd comment here, i'm on a roll.}

can't wait!!

thanks for the email back, and i'm praying all is well for your little guy.

-lynsey

Kyle said...

Heather, I've known you for about 12 years and could have totally predicted you're life would turn out this way!! NOT. Thanks for being open to the journey of life and including us readers in it. You're an inspiration to a fellow life-liver.

Heather said...

You are so real, when I read your posts it feels like I am talking to a old friend. The questions I have swirling in my brain are usually answered and I always feel refreshed and thankful for the little things after reading your posts.

I can't wait to read a book written by you and to even see you on a show.

I am so excited for you and I can't wait to give you a big squeeze when we are at BlogHer.

xo

Kelly said...

So cool! I love that the positive energy you've given the world is coming back to you.

TheOneTrueSue said...

I'm so excited for you Heather. Truly. For the book, for the chance to be on the show - for all of the good and exciting things coming your way. You deserve them, believe it. You would be a fantastic choice for the show and if those producers have a bit of sense, they'll snap you up.

I owe you an email, or three, but have been thinking of you often. I can't tell you how often my thoughts go back to the words you wrote, how they lifted me through some pretty awful days. I don't want to cry at work (and I'm not supposed to be blogging anyway), so I'll end here, but - I love ya, lady. XOXO

Angie said...

Btw, I commented earlier, but wanted to remind you I still watch the clock and pray for you every day. :)

I'm thrilled for all you are, all you've done, and all you have ahead of you.

OHmommy said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!! Yay, Heather, yay. This is incredible news. A million congrats and hugs!

Sara said...

First of all, I've ALWAYS thought your writing was AWESOME. Second, I love hearing peoples stories. That's why I blog and read blogs! Having met you, I know how entertaining you are, and that WOULD be fun to watch @ 8PM/7PM central! :)
So if those producers are smhat they'll sign you pronto. Just make sure you do a local book siging so I can come get my copy autographed!

Karen at French Skinny said...

Congratulations!!!! That all sounds amazing and exhausting! Take good care of yourself, and enjoy the ride:)

TKW said...

Friend, I am so very proud of you. This is just the next chapter in what is going to be a beautiful story. If they have any sense, they'll chose you.

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations, Heather! I'm so very, very proud of you! I love your voice and love your honesty. Go for it! I'm cheering you on!
XO
Elizabeth Esther

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

One of my favorite bloggers! Congrats, Heather!!

Seth said...

I reckon you knowed how'n I felt about your blog before I ever left this comment. We love you down here in Arkansas. I reckon you know'd that too.

In all seriousness, best of luck. You truly have a story that *needs* to be told. Your transparency breaks down walls.

sara said...

oh my word, Heather!!! that is so exciting!! who would have thunk (is that a word?) that this young friend I met blogging, who so sweetly helped me figure out Mr. Linky would be writing a book and possibly be on TV?!! You go girl!!!

Mary said...

You are an inspiration in so many ways!

Lisa Page Rosenberg said...

Fantastic!
More, more, more please!!!
xoxox

Melanie J said...

It's already been said but I'll say it again, you totally deserve this. I know most of us mommies don't sit well with the idea of "deserving" things, but you do. Congratulations!

twitchy fingers said...

Congratulations! How wonderful that a whole new audience will be able to hear your inspiring words. Never doubt your ability - its a true gift.

Anonymous said...

So happy for you, Heather. Thanks for allowing all to see how He's faithfully completing His work in you. Love you, Sharon

Kristina Joy said...

So thrilled to be witness to your journey! I'm just grinning. Of course. What was hidden, then released to the Light is redeemed and made useful. You can share hope because you've traveled the long hard road it took to believe recovery was possible. Cheering you on to believe the next big thing is possible!

CC said...

You are a FANTASTIC writer and this will be perfect for you (and all of us!). Woo hoo!!!

Aidan Donnelley Rowley @ Ivy League Insecurities said...

I am so so proud of you and thrilled for you. I must say that I am not surprised though. Your writing sings and your stories stun. Prepare to live a dream :)

Kelly @ Love Well said...

Way to go, Heather. I agree with your first commenter - this is God's gift. I rejoice with you. And say a big WOO-HOO!

Your book with be full of truth and beauty, I just know it. And if the reality show was lucky enough to cast you, your light would stretch that much further.

Love you friend.

Sheryl said...

you rock, heather!! and i am again a wee bit jealous. your voice has already helped so many and i can't imagine what God will do with your book.

love ya...and hoping someday soon we can meet face to face.

Amanda said...

I was going to submit to that and chicken out... and now I am so glad I did! I hope women like you, who have a strong voice and a story to tell, are cast. I hope the show reflects the amazing will and desire to *do better* that lies within us.

I am not familiar with the trials and tribulations of sobriety, nor have I ever dealt with depression. But I am thankful that someone as eloquent as yourself will be the voice that shows *me* the truth.

I will be rooting for you!

God bless-
Amanda

Christine said...

Youinspire me with your words, spectacular and vivid always. That's it! Your writing is vivid. I feel you in every word and that is why you deserve this success. I cannot express my excitement for you enough, and even more my excitement to follow this part of your journey. All I can say is, you go girl! We'll happily go there with you.

Christy M. said...

Don't forget us little people when you're all rich and famous and stuff :)

I'm so happy for you Heather. So happy. I wish I was going to Blogher this year so I could hug you.

YOU ARE AWESOME!!

p.s. I totally want a personally autographed copy.

Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

You would be perfect!

I plan on giving you huge hugs at BlogHer... Can't wait to see you!!!

warmchocmilk said...

Congrats Heather!! Super Super cool. I can't wait to watch you fumble aroundand be your clumsy but adorable self on TV! Ha! and I will be first in line at your book signing whoop! whooooop!! :) Love ya!

Jen said...

I know that you will be an inspiration to so many people. You are to me.

My Bottle's Up! said...

SOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

where do i pre-order???

so proud of you, my friend. what a journey you are on... and i feel so very honored to read about it.

light and love.

Erin said...

Congratulations on having the opportunity to write your story! That is fantastic!

Lori said...

Didn't I just say to you last sunday afternoon at a bridal shower that you should write a book? Way to go Heather- so proud of you and your writing to share your journey! Best of luck to you:)

Becca said...

I have to thank you for finding ME so that I was made aware of your astounding awesomeness. You inspire. You create beauty with words. You just amaze. And this big opportunity is no surprise at all. You so deserve it... Good luck with the start of this journey. We will all be cheering you on!! Xox

Muthering Heights said...

What an incredible opportunity! It will be great to hear more of your story in depth...

Vodka Mom said...

I'm here to post my ballot!!!

Congrats!!!!! Now, where was that waitress with h'ors d'oevres? and a MARTINI????

Robin Arnold said...

Heather Love, I'd even read your leftover words, and sweep up your edited punctuation to save for show and tell. You, are a most amazing woman child of God.

Amen.

Casey Freeland said...

Wow, look at all these posts. Congratulations Miss. I haven't been following your blog for long, but what I've seen tells me you definitely deserve what is happening to you. Fantastic news and way to go. It will be fun to follow your journey.

Casey

Ronda's Rants said...

I can't imagine reading a better story teller's book and I would love to watch the story unfold...Good luck and as always, A devoted fan :)

Melissa said...

Oh Heather you amaze and inspire me in so many ways I can't wait to have your book on my nightstand!

You deserve all this and so much more and I can't wait to see the fireworks display that is down the road for you!

Congrats and Big Hugs friend!

Danielle said...

Such very exciting things unfolding for you, Heather. I do read your blog every now and again and so appreciate your honesty and authenticity as you have admitted to the world your struggles and addictions. I wish you all the best as you follow your dreams and passions.

I will also say that one of your posts is very near and dear to my heart...the one in which you admit that you have often struggled feeling that your birth experience was somehow less extraordinary because you had a C-section. I had to have a C-section in October and I have struggled with the same feelings. But your post - your words - reinforced to me that I very much gave birth to my little boy...I struggled and I labored and I had to get cut open to greet him and am so very grateful to have had a healthy baby boy in the end.

I am excited to see what all unfolds for you in the weeks and months to come!

All the best,
Danielle

Candy said...

When God decides to mess something up for his Glory, He does a bang-up job. Just look at you - I'm so stinkin' proud of you! Can't wait for my copy of your book! Congratulations, sweet friend.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Heather! I can't believe I'm related to you!!! :) I couldn't be more proud. You have an incredible gift, and I am overwhelmed to read all of these comments. You have already touched so many lives. Just imagine what you are going to be able to do through a book and TV show! Even though it is a bit of a wild ride, we are all here to help you, love you, and support you in any way that we can. You are the best. I love you lots!

Auntie Kay

This is my very first comment. Aren't you proud of me? :)

Marivic said...

I wish you the best! I've been a fan of yours and glad that all these exciting things are happening to and for you. I'll definitely buy your book and watch your show.

Midwest Mommy said...

Awesome. I am so excited for you. I will miss seeing you this summer.

Melissa Stover said...

what an incredible adventure! i'm so glad you've got this opportunity to tell your story.

Eowyn said...

Wow! That's awesome! I cannot wait to read your book. And if you make it on TV I will do everything in my power to watch. You're awesome and your journey is amazing!

Annette Lyon said...

Huge stuff all over the place! I'm thrilled about the book--I think it'll help so many people dealing with a variety of issues (not just alcohol).

Crossing fingers you get picked for the show. Having known you online and then (yippee!) even met you in person, I can say you'd be your fantastic, funny, REAL self in front of a camera.

CanCan said...

You are amazing! I can't wait to watch this journey!

Holly said...

SO COOL!!! I'll be looking forward to how things unfold for you! Congrats!!

L.T. Elliot said...

Could it happen to a better, kinder, more thoughtful (and thought-provoking) person? Heather, I'm so happy for you! For the book, for the blog, for the opportunity. Best wishes, congrats, and love you tons.

--Laura

Lindsey said...

Yay Heather!
I am so, so thrilled about this and will be the first in line to buy your book when it comes out!
xoxo

Molly said...

oh I am SO in! Yours is a story that should be told and shared. You're going to touch a lot of people.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Heather - you are a star. I would love to read your book. And the fact that you actually acted on something people just *talk* about all the time makes you even more of an inspiration.

I think you'd we perfect for that reality show. Will they pay for you to have someone clean your house for you though? I would worry about people seeing the filth I live in (and hear me fight with my husband about broken toilets). Sososososo excited for you - all of these opportunities. And so well deserved.

jen said...

so so SO excited for you! can't wait to hear more!

april said...

This is so exciting! I am so happy for you and so so so so so proud of you!!! Congrats, my friend.

Manic Mother said...

Yay you! It has been so neat to watch you find your voice and yourself this year. I can't wait to hear more!

♥Georgie♥ said...

so incredibly awesome for you!

melissa said...

you are amazing!!

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

Heather, you are an inspiration. I am so very, very, very, excited for you and all of the whirlwind possibilities coming your way.

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

OH wow. Hat is so amazing! I can't wait to follow along on your journey.

Riley Worth said...

1) I am not a woman; 2) I am not a parent; 3) I am not personally dealing with sobriety.

Yet one of the first things I do when logging on to a computer is check to see if Heather has updated her blog.

Thoughtful juxtaposition of words and carefully crafted sentences are, to me, the truest and purest art form. Her musings are daily philosophy, her writing style a pure shot of poetry, her blog beautiful handcrafted artwork.

Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children said...

I'm so, so happy for you! You absolutely deserve this. I know your blog has helped you, but I'm certain it's helped women like you. A book, a TV show, those can only aid in reaching out to more.

Congratulations!

Tiffany said...

I count myself lucky to have known Heather since 5th grade. Our friendship grew closer as middle school, high school, and the years right after college went by. There was even a time when I felt like I could read Heathers mind without her saying a word. Then I moved thousands of miles away and we both had kids which meant there was little time for us to catch up on the phone...for all the moms out there, why is it that our kids won't give us undisturbed phone time? Anyhoo...this last February Heather told me about her being an alcoholic and I can honestly say I was floored. Never, absolutely ever, did I think that Heather had a drinking problem. We did have a couple crazy nights that we would now roll our eyes at or giggle about but I felt that was fairly normal behavior for a 22 year old...like a right of passage. I spent a few months looking back at all of the wonderful memories of Heather trying to pick them apart for any hint of alcohol addiction and I really couldn't see it. But maybe it was because Heather had a few blatant alcoholic friends and that camoflaged her issues with alcohol. What makes me sad is that even as close as I feel like Heather is to me, we never talked about this very serious issue for the years that she struggled with it. She never even hinted...if she had I may not have even picked up on it since it really never came close to entering my mind. As far as I know, she lived it alone. Somehow she had the strength to figure it out on her own and to own it and start over. Even more spectacular is that she is sharing her story with all of us and helping us learn from her through her blog. She is showing me how to be a supportive friend. She amazes me with her courage and inspires me, as she does many of you. I truly am blessed to have her as a dear friend thru the thick and thin of life! For what it is worth, I hope you are blessed with all of these new adventures in front of you so that you may help many more people out there! So what I really am trying to say is that this virtual world is important. Each persons story is amazing and unique and inspiration is found in many different ways.

tara said...

super the most awesome. you are and this news is.

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Chief said...

Awesome!

Dave said...

I've been excited about a book from you for a long time now, but this post made me realize that a book by is not a want, it is a need.

love you

ZDub said...

You are super woman.

Love to you, friend.

K said...

Oh! Excitement and a great opportunity to let people know more about hydrocephalus and faith and, and, and! Looking forward to reading all about the journey.

Shawna said...

Can't wait to read & see it! Such a story worth telling! And you tell it so very well! :)

Jillene said...

You are, and continue to be AMAZING!! You inspire me Heather!!

Lauren said...

I've loved you since the first time I laid eyes on your blog :)

The Marketing Mama said...

Heather, I'm so excited for you - you have always been compelling and I've loved your blog for years. Your current path is compelling as well - but mostly what I love about you is that you are authentic, transparent and share your truth. I'm ecxited that you'll have a book, but even more excited that you are sober and growing and moving forward in this beautiful, crazy life.

:) Mis

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jessica bern said...

well earned. Mazel Tov. You are an inspiration to be sure

love said...

what a blessing this will be to so many. thank you for being willing to share your story go as He leads.

charrette said...

This is all such enormous news, and feels so right. You are always brimming over with kindness and candor, and have an amazing gift for telling your story--not just in ways that compel, or make us laugh, but in ways that resonate; that strike a universal chord and draws people right into your heart. I can't wait to hear all the wonderful details!

Erin said...

You are amazing, friend. I am proud and in awe of YOU and all that you do. The way you took something bad and turned it good? LOVE.

Nap Warden said...

What a great story teller you are girl! Go you!!!

Jenn said...

Oh my goodness Heather, what an amazing opportunity!! I am so happy and excited for you! You have a beautiful talent for the written word and I know you will go far with this. Great job!

Hyacynth said...

Heather, I cannot wait to see how God uses you through these opportunities.
I'm so glad you're taking this step. I'm sure it's a little bit scary, buy when we go where He leads, we can't go wrong.
I'll be here cheering you on and praying for you. xxoo

Hope said...

I am thrilled for you! Congrats!

Annette said...

So extremely happy! Praying for peace of heart and peace of mind with just enough chaos sprinkled on top to get the job done...
Sincerely,
C.S.

HT said...

Fabulous news! Just months ago this was a dream....now it's becoming a reality. I'll be in line for a signed copy--thanks!

Amy Whitley said...

Good luck in this, and congrats on your successes!

MamaBear said...

Meant to write this much earlier but then got pulled away before I could offer my congrats, a high five, and a waHOOOO!!!!

I'll make up for it with a hug next time I see you. promise!

Mrs4444 said...

I always feel lucky to be treated to your posts, because your writing gift is just such a blessing to everyone. I wish you luck!

Keyona said...

Oh Heather! I can't tell you how excited I am for you. You are truly an inspiration to us moms! Can't wait for this book! I'm one of your biggest fans! (I think I've used enough exclamation points)

~j. said...

You're amazing, Heather. I mean that. How blessed so many have been, and will be, through your words. How much more blessed to see your sweet demeanor. Best wishes.

vanessa said...

Much much luck to you, I am very excited for you.

Wendi@Every Day Miracles said...

Amazing - wonderful - and not surprised at all. :)
Go rock the party!

Robin ~ PENSIEVE said...

a) solo deo gloria :)

b) do you speak Chinese???

c) I can't wait to see how your story unfolds in these instances.... It's a thrill ride to see virtual friends soar!

d) you remind me why I MISS being engaged in my online community :). It's a nice reminder.

praying for you...in all things.

Truthful Mommy said...

I am your newest follower! Congratulations on the book deal. That is amazing! Good luck on your Project Mom post. Hope you can stop by my blog and visit!Happy Mothering!
Debi
http://motherhoodthetruth.blogspot.com/

Elaine A. said...

I get to say I knew her when!! ;) This is gonna be SO cool for your Heather! So exciting and deserving.

And the book part? Just makes me get chills for you!

Go Heather GO!!!! WHEE!!! :D

Kara Kanis said...

You seriously continue to amaze me! You are such a fantastic mom, wife, writer, friend...the list never ends. You deserve the best and I can't wait to follow you on your continued journey.

MckMama said...

I'm so glad to know you....then and now. Thank you for being raw and vulnerable and inspiring me!! And way to go on your book deal!!!! Love ya.

Tooje said...

I hope that you get to extend your story-telling to many, many more readers. :) It's a wonderful story that at some point or another, we all feel very connected and not quite as alone.

Rustin @ BlogFrog said...

You rock Heather - you've been an inspiration since day 1.

To Think is to Create said...

I am crazy proud of you and wish you sparkles and more sparkles, because your journey has become so magical we can't not just say SPARKLES when we look at you.

I'm in awe of your strength, and I'd read you and watch you wherever you go...

xoxo
Arianne

Ellen said...

Heather! This is so exciting! I also will be demanding your signature on my copy of your book.

Good luck :)

Arlette said...

Way to go, Heather!!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Wow! Congrats, that is so exciting! So proud of you & can't wait to read the book when it comes out!

T & T Livesay said...

NOT surprised ... this makes total sense. Avek Jezi ou kapab.

T.

From Tracie said...

I am so happy for you!! Writing a book and being published. What a dream!

I sincerely hope that they choose you for the show. All of us bloggers would be honored to have you represent us. =)

Anonymous said...

Ha ha! I figured it out! I am commenting! (Betcha' thought I couldn't do it.) :)

H- we have known each other for so long. We have been, and continue to be, witnesses to one another's "growing up". Thank goodness there are avenues such as these to connect people who might have missed the opportunity to know what I and so many others have known for years: how much blessing there can be in knowing you. Best of luck in all your endeavors, and continue to believe. :)

Anonymous said...

Finally, a book!! I will be one of the very first to read it. Twice. And three times. And to excited for the show! It would benefit so many people, including myself, right there on top. And I'm not ONLY excited because for years I've wished that I, myself, could be right there, a part of your life every day, following you around like your third child (you can picture it I'm sure), but because you are so inspirational, in SO many facets! I've been lucky enough to know, for many years, what a beautiful, amazing, inspirational, and, just HILARIOUS (laughing), individual you are. But try as I may, I just can't keep up on the blogging, so I'll patiently await your book, and excitedly anticipate your show, and all that I, and the rest of the world, can learn from it! I saw this in you years ago. How absolutely wonderful to see the rest of the world get the chance to, too. How very lucky they are.

Eyes Like Twins, old friend.

Mozi Esme said...

We read you because your story is our story, just written far better than we could tell it... It resonates on so many levels. Keep writing, keep believing, keep inspiring us!

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

Heather,

I remember finding your blog three years ago. I'd just begun blogging myself and thought, "Wow! This gal is talented."

Not only are you authentic, (duh!?), but you have the ability to use your amazing sense of humor to dull the pain in all our lives so the truth you share can go deep.

How's that for authentic?


I pray those people who have discovered your story will listen to the voice of us bloggers. We represent many many readers who agree with me.

Thank you for being brave enough to step out into the unknown. We are all watching.

...and we look forward to living vicariously through you.

Knock this one out of the park Heather!

K and/or K said...

Best of luck with the book and TV gig. I will read and watch every minute! I am so thankful you to little, "you should, like, totally blog Heather"--way back in the day.
I knew I would have at least one amazing idea in my lifetime!
Have fun in the big apple too!

alexis said...

how could they not choose you, heather? this is some amazing writing. and also, i can't wait to see you. a week and a half! squeeeeeee!

Liz said...

Congratulations! I think that it beyond exciting! So happy for you! You really a gift. I love reading your writing and look forward to that book.

Jami said...

Heather, you will be wonderful. I love your candid little posts of extraordinary ordinaries. I can't wait to read your book. God bless this journey for you and yours.

~beautyandjoy~ said...

I am so late to comment (just got back from family vacation) but can I stills ay how happy I am for you?! And that I am tracking and will be reading! Cannot wait to buy your book! And buy it for many, many friends, too. So excited!

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

So exciting! I am absolutely thrilled for you! Can I go ahead and pre-order a signed copy of that book of yours?

ellethenovice said...

I couldn't be happier for you, Heather! I'll expect my copy autographed :)

Jessica Kate said...

Kudos!

Meet the Cogua's said...

Heather, you amaze me. I can't wait to continue reading more of your story. Life can be such a crazy journey!

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