Last night I stood in line with my son Josh and my parents at Barnes & Noble so I could get an autographed copy of Glenn Beck's "The Christmas Sweater". Luckily I had purchased my copy on the day of it's release last month, because as of yesterday, there were no copies available in Idaho Falls. They are completely sold out. We stood in line for 90 minutes, and Glenn signed over 1400 books in an hour! He was so gracious, too. When we got up to him, Josh had been reading his Harry Potter book and didn't look immediatley up at Glenn. GB said to Josh, "Don't put Harry Potter down for me! I just want to shake your hand, young man. God bless you."
I told GB I loved him. (Don't worry-- my husband and I had this full disclosure confession when I got home last night.) GB responded, "Thank you so much for coming. Sorry about the long wait!" Shown in this picture, which was taken by a sweet stranger in line behind us named Stacey, is Glenn reaching to shake Josh's hand. My mom is to the right. Glenn's bodybuard Adam is the tall dark man behind him. The book, by the way, is wonderful. It is our ward's book club book for this month. The message is one of hope and forgiveness, and above all, redemption. It is so touching because it is all based on his true life story. He simply changed the name of himself in the book as well as a few of the details. It is well worth the read, and a perfect Christmas gift. Because of people like GB, with a voice for true conservative values and clear thinking, we have hope for our country. God bless you all!