It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that I will not be able to attend the RARE Author Event in Scotland this year. My daughter has had numerous health problems this past year. She's had pneumonia, strep, ear infections, and severe asthma attacks again and again. The lower portions of both of her lungs have partially collapsed twice in less then six months. In order to keep her healthy and keep a close eye on her, the doctors have recommended that we stay in the states this year. That means no international travel for me. Someone suggested that I travel alone, without my family. If you are a mother and like me, then you know where you want to be if one of your children is sick - by their side. I would hate to be a fourteen-hour plane ride away if she were to get sick again. So, after much debate with myself, I decided to not attend the 2016 Scotland signing as much as it pained me not to go. I love Scotland so much and have missed it since I was there last time. I met such wonderful readers and was looking forward to seeing them again. But family comes first, especially my children.
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