ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

First, always, I would like to thank my family:

  • Claire and Matthew: You have infused my life with such immense joy and changed me forever, for the better. I am so proud to be your mom.

  • Bernie: For all the listening and compassion you are quick to offer; you bring love, friendship, and happiness into my world each day.

  • My Dad Dave, my Mother Laura and her husband Jim, my Sister Rachel and her husband Todd, and their children Kaitlin, Dustin, Benjamin, Rose, Isabelle, and John Todd: Your support and encouragement have an immeasurable impact on me.

  • Bob Dilenschneider and Joe Tessitore: Thank you for helping make this book—this dream—a reality.

  • Richard Narramore and the folks at John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: For the vision you cast, for shaping raw ideas and broad topics into something exciting and compelling.

  • Jane Graham: For listening to my stories and helping me find the right words.

  • The Entire Longaberger Family of Sales Associates and Employees: You will always be family to me.

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