The print copies of The Vacant Chair arrived last night and I was so excited to hold the book in my hands! Since I started writing this book back when I was 14, that makes it my first book and thus Justin was my very first book boyfriend. And so I thought it only fitting that I slept beside him last night :).
I woke up big weasel to show him the book. He smiled, studied the cover for a second and said, "That's supposed to be you and Dad, isn't it?".
I can understand why he'd think that, since his father dressed up in a Yankee cavalry uniform for our wedding reception and I wore a white lacy wedding gown. I love that kid!
Here's a shot of DH and I just after he proposed in the military cemetery atop Marye's Heights at the Fredericksburg battlefield in Virginia. We look like babies! He caught me completely by surprise by popping the question there, and it's still the most romantic memory of my life. I caught myself a good one :). (I said yes, by the way.)