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When I was first approached by The Nate Berkus Show in Summer 2010 to create this book for Michelle Jones, I immediately said yes. Michelle's husband, Gordon Jones, a mud engineer, died in the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon Oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Michelle was nine months pregnant at the time, and had a two year old son. I was so moved by Michelle's story that it literally left me in tears, and terribly saddened. I thought, "How could something so horrible happen to such a wonderful, young family?" I wanted to help in anyway I could. So here's the book me (and my daughter Hannah- an art and design student in college) created for Michelle and her boys. We literally had a few days to put this entire book together, so it was a real challenge - one that was well worth it. Michelle is one of the most incredibly kind people I have ever had the honor of meeting. She has a grace and strength well beyond her years, and I know with the help of her wonderful family she will move on to do wonderful things :) Luv and God Bless you and your beautiful boys, Michelle!
Many thanks to Nate and his awesome crew, too!
The Big Heart of Gordon Jones
Special thanks and love to my daughter Hannah, whose brilliant ideas, designs and artwork were a major contribution in the making of this book.