As you know, I originally planned to have Gizmo published in time for Noel's second birthday, which is today, but since her death I have taken the much needed time to grieve and to begin to heal.
I'm not sure when Gizmo will be published, but in honor of Noel's birthday, I want to share a bit of the story with you. The selection I have chosen is from chapter five. Gizmo gives a brief review of his travels up to this point:
Much like Gizmo, I have experienced a plethora of emotions today, many of them coming on all at once. For the past few weeks I have prepared myself for today and decided to give myself the space to be sad but also to celebrate Noel's life and the infinite joy contained within her, but I was awoken this morning to the news that Noel's little sister Ellie was to be born. It was a curve ball in my plans to focus on Noel today, but I am overjoyed to have the chance to be a part of Ellie's life. Noel will never read Gizmo, but Ellie will.
So, here's a hearty Happy Birthday to two beautiful little girls who I love very much.