Tid bits from my sequel of A Hairdresser’s Diary – For Sharon

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It was through Lil and Norm we met Sharon and Big Bob who lived across the street. We called him Big Bob because when he stood up he blocked out the sun. He was a sweet and tender gentle giant and Sharon a caring, sweet lady. They had three lovely children, again not in our kids’ age group.It was not long before we became not only neighbours but great friends. I started painting on clothing at the suggestion of my doctor to do what would not be stressful on my back. As a result, I discovered the craft of tee shirt painting. However, Sharon was the real reason I started my hand-painting business. She purchased the very first tee shirt I ever made with butterflies and she paid me with more paints and two more shirts. There was no stopping me after that. I had no shortage of clients for my artwork on clothing.

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Finding ones way back! Renewed and refreshed.

 

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It has been several months since I have posted on my blog. So much has happened that I would have to write a novel to explain it all. I have had my heart-broken for I have lost a son, not to the grim reaper but to unfortunate circumstances. I have been subjected to three more surgeries, watched my husband’s health suffer, moved to another town, turned sixty-nine years old and celebrated fifty years married. The last three events should have been happy, joyful and memorable experiences but because of the first heartbreaking events they were not. I know I am not the only mother who has suffered this painful, gut wrenching and devastating loss but it sure felt like I was the only one at the time.  

Our other children, grandchildren and family did their best to see we had an anniversary to add to our memory bank and we love them for that. But our hearts would not allow us to rejoice the way we deserved.

It is time I take God’s hand and ask Him to help guide me though a time of healing. I know I cannot do this alone and was not strong enough to ask for His help before now. I am ready and I can see there is a light at the end of what seemed like a very dark  tunnel into the unknown. I pray for my son who someday may find his way back to his family.

So I am writing this post today, and tomorrow I will get back to writing the sequel to my book “A Hairdresser’s Diary”. I will take one day at a time and cherish each of those days. As far as my Anniversary, Ron and I will be married fifty years for a whole year, and will have lots of time to celebrate the way we imagined we would.

Thank you all my friends for your past support and I can only hope you will keep visiting me once again.

When family and friends notice the little things.

I had my eyes opened yesterday and what a delightful surprise. I is amazing how many family and friends noticed and followed the things I am doing with my book. My heart was touch when several asked me how my book signings went. Even more encouraging was the fact that even though I am the first author in the family I certainly am not going to be the only. Three other family members were talking to me about their books or pending books. I can only wish that I might have had just a little influence on their decision.

I had compliments on my cover and title which made me feel proud. Some even remember me looking like that.

I am working on ‘A Hairdresser’s Diary’ sequel and this support will make it so much more enjoyable to write.

I have had several customers and friends ask to please be included in my new book and those who I’ve asked give a resounding yes to my request. I respect the trust they have put in me.

This is a thank you to you all both family and friends.

Testimonials about A Hairdresser’s Diary

It is always so nice to receive nice words about our work. I am now writing chapter 10 in my sequel. These letters below assure me I have something to share.

 

Hi Chris,

You must have known I was thinking of you, and I’m sorry that I missed you as I really wanted to tell you in person what an amazing book you’ve written. I have tried several times to email you how much I enjoyed reading your book, but the words never seemed enough to express my feelings and thoughts. But here goes:

Thank you so much for letting me read your book! Your book was both heartbreaking and truly inspiring at the same time. To think of all that you had to endure and concur in such a short time span and still be able to laugh and love is truly amazing! I loved reading about the hairdressing tricks, techniques and colour charts. (Some people are so funny in their thinking and what they think works best for them!)

It was very heart wrenching to know what your childhood was like and to know that a mother could give up her child so easily and then continue to take advantage of you. I am so glad that you found Ron and that you were able to put your past behind you and create the family life you should have had and deserved.

Congratulations on your wonderful book and for showing that you can overcome your problems if you are determined enough and that there are some very special people in this world who are there to help you along the way. Congratulations Again Chris!

D.R.

 

 

Continues to be a lovely book, Chris, and I am so enjoying your “hairy” tales…wouldn’t want to change a thing….although I don’t like coming to the end of a chapter, i must say some of the best parts are your last lines. You have a terrific way of ending your chapters.

 

Amie

 

 

 

I would have loved being in “your” chair!!! You gave so much of yourself, and enjoyed your work, giving the client a personal experience that led to greater self esteem.

Looking forward to the next book! I am just reading along hearing YOUR  story has not been boring nor repetitive at all! As I said before, I remember these times of change, and appreciate the knowledge shared.

 

Leslie W

 

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