I don’t know where to start when it comes down to recapping this weekends book launch. There were so many great moments and I couldn’t be more proud of everyone that made the book launch a success. I was very nervous, because I didn’t know how the evening would turn out, and there were a lot of unexpected moments that happened.
The excitement began to set in as the team started to set the tables up, and the books were being staged to be sold. When people started to come through the door, I said quietly to myself, “Wow this is really happening”. We all started to pile into the sanctuary, and it was time for the program to start and the MC for the night was as good as they come.
I don’t think anyone was prepared when it came time for me to be introduced. It was a very special moment when my mentor started to talk about our relationship. Mr. James talked about how I overcame the obstacles that I faced, and how he was able to provide me with the help I needed to survive. But the irony in all of this was when Mr. James said that my book was giving him the same hope that he had given me. I couldn’t have been more happy in that moment. This is only the beginning not just for me, but for everyone that made this evening a success, we are destined for great things as long as we continue to put in the work.