This is a picture I took with Joni Eareckson Tada when I went down to Agoura Hills to take a tour with my mom of the Joni and Friends headquarters in October. She's the one who comes up with the ideas for the family retreats that I go to every summer. She's my spiritual mentor. As my writing advances, I want to make mine similar to hers. Her birthday was on October 15th. We went down there on October 12th. As my way of saying thank you for having such an impact on my life, I gave her an autographed copy of my book, The Hunt for Heaven as a birthday present. Mom and I had a great time that day! What a blessing it was to see her! Totally unexpected!