My children’s book is almost here, and feel as though I am expecting a child. This book feels like my baby, and I can relate to the momma who is 2 weeks overdue and ready to give birth! This has been an amazing journey, and I am so excited for the release of “Mari”, a book about a little dreamer who overcame adversity to find her true self. When people ask me how long it took to write it, I don’t quite know how to respond. It took days to write and decades to live! The main character has become very real to me, and I am so proud of this little caterpillar’s journey. I hope that this book blesses, encourages, and causes people to smile. My ultimate dream is that it would find a way into the hands of children, both young and old, and encourage them to stand up on the inside.