Thursday, November 01, 2007

Dream Come True

Years ago I sat at a Barnes and Noble in San Diego and dreamed a dream and breathed a prayer.

“God, I would love to sit in a bookstore that contained a book I wrote. Could this happen, Jesus? Can you help me?”

Last night I went to the Barnes and Noble on Willow Street in Denver, Colorado and saw Chicken Soup for the Tea Lovers Soul on the bookshelves. In it, a story written by me. Sure it’s not an entire book, but it’s a start. What a thrill, what complete joy to see a dream come true, a prayer answered. Thank you Jesus! I wanted to share with you guys on my blog what happened. Here’s a peek:

I went to Barnes and Noble

I found my book!

Go God!

Woo Hoo!

I read the book again. I laughed!

I cried!

Apparently, I made a scene. I was kicked out!

I will keep writing. Dreams do come true!


Jan Parrish said...

LOL. I am so happy for you! Congratulations. I get to be next OK?

John Iobst said...

Wahoo -- I knew you would do it, just keep your head down and keep writing.

I Love You


Desha said...

YEAH! Brilliant Post, Brilliant Content, Brilliant Woman!

You rock, Robbie!

As the adolescents say, I <3 U!

Kendra said...

Way to go Robbie! You crack me up, I was in stitches checking out the pictures. What a great moment, I'm so happy for you.

Justin said...

Awesome, Aunt Robbie, I esp love the pictorial. and congrats, too.

your favorite nephew...

Pam W said...

Way to go cus!!!!! That is great!!This is the start of a good future. Keep up the good work.

dianne in colorado said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I am so happy for you and proud of you! Way to go, writer!

Megan DiMaria said...

Congratulations. Savor the moment, hopefully it is the first of many.

A prisoner of hope,

Robbie Iobst said...

Thank you so much to everyone who left comments and sent emails. Jan, you are such an inspiration. Thanks for helping me with the blog!
John, love you baby!
Desha, Oh come on - You are the brilliant of the brilliant, you know that, right? Did you get the call?
Kendra, Thank you for being such an encouragement! Noah and I miss you guys so much.
Justin, you are my favorite comment leaving nephew! I want to read your blog!
Pam, I can't wait till we meet. We are such good email buddies!
Dianne, I love your blog. You are a great mom and a motivational writer.
Megan, High praise coming from you - I can't wait to read your first novel out next April - Searching for Spice! You inspire me to keep working hard.
Thanks everyone!

Danica/Dream said...

Um, how did I miss you getting kicked out? Classic!! Congrats Robbie!!

Shoshone Princess said...

Robbie, I am so proud of you! You have always had a way with words (both stated and unstated) lol....and I knew you would make it. I look forward to someday seeing a WHOLE BOOK of Robbie Stories! Your precious father is looking down on you today and smiling his confident smile and saying....Go, Robbie, Go!

Meem said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful news and your wonderful gift for putting your feelings into words. Love you much!


sbiobst said...

Congratulations!!! I cant wait to see it I am going to the book store today!!!

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH! I love the pictorial. Your antics are right up there with your writing!

Congrats - you are going far...

jsetzer said...

God bless you! I'm buying the book! I wish I could be in Colorado for your book signing. I'll be there in spirit. Hope you come visit us in California again real soon!

cj marley said...

Way to go! I hope you are always so full of P&V.

I love you.