“What are you doing?” asked Gracie.

“I’m making some pencil sketches of you and the others.”

“Why would you do that?”

“So I won’t forget any of you.”

“You aren’t forgetful. You always remember to feed us.”

“Well, sometimes people forget even though they don’t want to forget especially when they get old. So I want some words and some pictures to help me remember just in case that ever happens to me.”

“What will you do with all these words and pictures?”

“I will put them in a book and maybe share the book with other people.”

Gracie thought this over carefully. “Do they need to remember us too?”

“No. They just need to know how special you are and how much wisdom you have.”

“I don’t know if I have any wisdom.”

“Well, you do. You have taught me more about life than I can ever write or draw.”

“Are you sure? You’re so much bigger than me. You’ve got to know a lot more than me.”

“There are a lot of big people who need your kind of wisdom. You know heart things, Gracie. That’s what really matters.”

“Are you going to tell about Bessie and how she likes to cook?”

“Maybe in another book.”

“Are you going to tell about Pearl and how she puts on comedy shows for all of us in the backyard?”

“Maybe in another book.”

“Are you going to tell about Amelia and how she wants to be the first chicken to fly to the moon and back?”

“Maybe in another book.”

I could guess what her next question was going to be because she was too hesitant to ask it.

“And as much as I want to tell about how you dance ballet, I will do that in another book too. I want that to be the most special book of all.”

“But you promise you will?”

“I promise, and we can work on it together.”

I could tell there was still something troubling her. “What else do you want to know, Gracie?”

“In the ballet book, can you draw a picture of me dancing with you in the streets of Paris? I don’t think we will ever really get to dance there together.”

“Of course, Gracie. Drawing lets you do things you would never be able to do any other way.”

“So what will this book be about?”

“It will be about how our little family came to be. It will also be about the most important and wisest things you taught me about friendship.”

“I like that,” she said approvingly.

“I thought you would.”

Today’s post is the Introduction to a book I’ve been working on titled “Seasons Of Friendship.” There are still some final tasks to complete before it is finished. Hopefully within the next week, all will be ready so I can share it with you, our readers and friends.

Our plan is to make it available as a free ebook download during the week leading up to April 25th. Why April 25th? That is the “Hatchday” celebration for Bessie and Gracie! It is also a way of saying “Thank You” for reading and liking and commenting.

You are a seriously huge part of helping to make “My Life With Gracie” what it is. In fact, even the title “Seasons Of Friendship” is based on a comment made by a regular reader who wrote, “I wish I had a friend like Gracie.”

My Life With Gracie taught me a writer without readers has no idea what he’s pecking at or scratching for!

15 thoughts on “My Life With Gracie…Seasons Of Friendship

  1. Yeah! I am excited….Pant & press! I look forward downloading the Very Special Easter Egg 2019! ✒ 🐣 🐥 ❤
    But admittedly, I was hoping for a signature & maybe a feather of you…


  2. “There are a lot of big people who need your kind of wisdom. You know heart things, Gracie. That’s what really matters.”

    No truer words have ever been said. 🙂 Hugs to the girls for me! And one for you too! 🙂

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  3. I am waiting eagerly for the book – the best seasonal present ever. I hope the Easter basket for the girls is left by a very knowledgeable and generous bunny this year. He must also know the best grass around with a few choice goodies that chickens like best.


    1. Thank you so much! I’m so glad. I did a final “read aloud” yesterday afternoon, and you were one of the people I thought about and said to myself, “I hope this part will touch her heart.”

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    1. Thank you so much as well. I truly draw so much encouragement from readers like you. It makes the writing much easier when I know I have an audience who appreciates these bits of “chicken wisdom.” Thanks again!

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  4. So happy for your girls! They each get to
    ‘hatch’ they’re own little story. For they each are uniquely savvy.

    🤗 Always look forward to your adventures with the lil’ ones 🙂 Such love & compassion comes through with each story told. Thank you for sharing. Wonderful antics for the whole family not just little ones to enjoy, heehee😊

    God bless you wholeheartedly, my friend. And Congrats! in taking the challenge of putting it into a book forum 🐥🐣🐦

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      1. Awe, how very sweet of you to say.. glad you took our advise. Little tots especially will love Gracie and her buds amazing adventures and through them absorb little life lessons that make hugh impacts.
        May God continue to bless your unique gift of appreciating life through the eyes of your lil’ ones.

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