Book Blitz: My Pineapples Went to Houston by Lee Gaitan
Lee Gaitan is a wife, mother, teacher, author and speaker, but above all she is passionately committed to overcoming life’s obstacles, surviving sometimes by the skin of her teeth, but always with humor and optimism. She shares her experience with anyone who will listen with the intent to encourage others to use humor to their benefit.
In the past twelve years Lee has had to deal with more than a healthy helping
of “are you kidding me?” moments. In 2002, she hit rock bottom. It was so bad shelovingly refers to it as a year of “shock and awfulness.” That year her father died,her mother was in the hospital, semi-comatose from grief, and her husband of 22 years lost every penny of their money BEFORE running off to Arizona with his girlfriend, who just happened to be a former stripper.
That was just the beginning. She spent the next decade struggling with loss and challenges on every front, from finances and family to health and career.
While there have been many bounces up and down over the years, Lee has finally
bounced back and it was well worth the effort. She has happily remarried, working at a job she loves and has published her second book. She even has children on three continents and a granddaughter far too far away!
the opposite of abundance; rather, it is the very essence of it. Enough is
about training our hearts, our minds and our spirits to embrace what we have in
front of us, in the present, and trust that for right this minute, it is
enough. It is this trust—that we will be given enough in every circumstance of
life—that allows us to navigate, one trusting step at a time, from what may
appear to be a rather spare present to a richly abundant future, however we may