Response to “Out of the Mouths of Babes…”

I cannot resist sharing this outrageously wonderful response from DeVonne Salliey to the posting I made the other day,  “Out of the Mouths of Babes…” I predict that you will all love it!!!! What amazes and inspires me is how “The Power of Acknowledgment” just keeps growing and working its magic, and taking us to places we never dreamed possible. So here is the wonderful response I received, and I wish you all of you who celebrate the holiday a joyful and peaceful Thanksgiving. Whether it’s a formal celebration or not, we can all use this holiday as an opportunity to express our gratitude, and DeVonne and her girls are perfect role models for us! So here you go:

 Hi Judy!

OMG!!!  I was shocked to read your blog….thanks so much for including us.  Your blog exceeded my expectations by leaps & bounds.  I was expecting a partial sentence excerpt surrounded by lots of commentary.  I know how excited I am right now; my girls are going to FLIP!  

My family will arrive tonight for Thanksgiving and the long holiday weekend.  I think I will copy & laminate page 1 of the blog and use them as placemats for the dinner table tonight.  I won’t mention a thing and just wait for the eruption!  The girls will certainly notice their names first and the FUN will begin.  I CANNOT WAIT.  The hard part will be staying mum about this until then….  I look forward to letting you know the reaction….might even have my video camera at-the-ready.   What a GREAT holiday dinner conversation this will make.  

Judy, in the spirit of the Thanksgiving Season I have to let you know how extremely GRATEFUL I am for YOU and the work you will continue to do for our children.  Out of the mouths of babes….I am so grateful that your nephews inspired you to gear your next book towards the children.  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!  Please keep me posted and I will ensure that it gets put on every required reading list in our school district.  Then we can see how far we can further stretch that influence.  We live in Montclair NJ and the girls often have authors visit their schools.  It would be marvelous if you could pay them a visit.

Lastly, but most importantly, I feel very confident in speaking for Deja and Dena. “YES!!”….they would love to be a part of your team.  They would actually be thrilled to do so.

Seriously, please keep us informed and let me know whatever we can do to help you drive forward this very passionate agenda.  

Judy, wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.  And once again, thank you.

DeVonne Salliey
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