April 18th, 2010 by Regina Brett
The line at Barnes & Noble in Crocker Park stretched around the book store. I spent two hours non-stop signing books last night. The best part was hearing all the stories people shared. So many told me about their children, their parents, their spouses and all the detours life took them on.
One woman shared that her niece got breast cancer at 24 and got it again at 28. Another shared that her daughter was struggling with crippling depression. So many told me about the heartache in their lives. It felt holy to sit and listen and just be with them.
They bought God Never Blinks to give for Mother's Day, for graduation gifts, for birthday gifts. One woman did her Christmas shopping and bought six copies.
Two people gave me gifts. One woman gave me a lovely wooden cross. Another woman gave me a paperweight with the words: What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
I would help all these people find their way to hope and joy.