This little book turns Seven Years Old this week.
She’s basically a first grader, out in the real world, tying her shoes and reading books on her own.


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I’d like for you to please notice Tucker, working the line and meeting the people.6FDD65A2-A7F7-43D2-8518-587A142A479D

Now, please notice Tyler, working so hard to work the Sharpie.F924BCDB-AB63-4A1B-8BA5-69D1A1613C62

Peter would like for you to *not notice* my haircut.  6E702E70-B1DD-40D9-8A32-C48A26B528E3
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Whenever we talk about why this love story didn’t start sooner,
I say it’s because I needed time to heal.

Peter says it’s because he needed time for my hair to grow out.

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The lines were long.
The crowds were large.
The bookstore was unprepared.
You guys showed up Big Time.

And I loved you right back.


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This little lady went on to be a finalist for Book of the Year in 2013,
in the category of New Authors.

She didn’t win, but I didn’t mind.
We did a thing together, this book and me.

Happy birthday, little book.
You are hope on a shelf.

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