Saturday, August 1, 2015

This is how
WORDS TO LOVE BY
was born.

As I celebrate my fourth wedding anniversary to the man of my dreams, I can’t help but think about how my first book came to fruition.  
It wasn’t until I’d been married the first time for over thirty years, and my three children were quickly becoming independent, that it hit me like a ton of bricks. I was in a loveless marriage.
It was shocking and sad and incredibly lonely.
I made a decision that I had to leave him. I didn’t tell anyone. I wasn’t sure exactly when it would happen or how, but I knew I had to get out and try to make a new and happy life for myself. As my midlife hit me, I began to realize how incredibly short this life is that we are gifted with.
I knew that I’d be happier being alone than to stay and tolerate the abuse and neglect. My marriage was over.
After being a stay at home mom for a long time, I went out and got myself a job in a new field of interest and made new friends. I began to fill my free time with new activities. I became active in social networking. Chatted with people from around the world as I played word games.
While I was playing Internet Scrabble, I got to know some of the people on the other side of the screen. I started chatting with a man named Eddie. He was from New York; he had lived there all his life. The chat on Scrabble developed into emailing and then we dared to talk on the phone. It was so easy to talk to him. He was such a kind man. We would talk for hours at a time. I’d hang up the phone and when I looked at myself in the mirror, I saw that my eye makeup was smeared and I laughed out loud when I realized it was because Eddie and I had laughed so hard on the phone together that it brought tears to my eyes. It was wonderful to feel happy again.
So when he asked me if he could fly out to meet me in my hometown, I said yes! Never in a million years did I think I would ever do such a thing! There was a higher power of some sort inside of me telling me to do it! Take a chance! It’s your turn! Do it!
He flew in to see me after we’d been talking for a couple of months and our romance began.
I was so inspired by Eddie. He was the kindest man I’d ever known. Our romance was like that out of a movie. I didn’t want to forget a single thing so I started writing a journal of sorts. I thought that no matter what happened between Eddie and me, I’d have this journal to look back on to reminisce about every glorious detail.
My journal became WORDS TO LOVE BY.
I never knew I had a desire to write until I started writing. I couldn’t believe how the words just flowed so easily.
You can read all the details of our romance in WORDS TO LOVE BY. This book is, and will always be my first baby, so near and dear to my heart. I hope that you will love reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

It’s available on Amazon for your Kindle and in Paperback.



34 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary!!! We all deserve to be loved & love like there is not enough stars in the Sky!

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  2. I have never had a love like this both my children raised graduate and leave home I have always been alone and dreamt of real love my true love was killed after very short time and I beileave he was my soul mate

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    1. My hope for you is that you find another. Best wishes!

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  3. Eleanor Allen-JenkinsAugust 3, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    Happy Anniversary to you and Eddie. So glad the two of you are so happy.

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    1. Thanks Eleanor! It's good to see you here!

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  4. Oh mine from earlier wasn't here .happy anniversary

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  5. Maria Theresa SantosAugust 3, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    Happy Anniversary

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  6. You are so brave. I am so happy that you found the love of your life. Happy Anniversary!

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  7. I was also married for 30 years when I divorced, I am so happy you found your life partner. Thank you for this story. You got married on my birthday. August 1st. I attended my daughter's wedding last Saturday, August 1st. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary,

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    1. Happy Birthday to you! and thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Happy Anniversary. I have been married over 30 years and we keep growing and changing together.

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  9. I have my copy of Words To Love By beside me right now, with autographed bookmark at page 38-39. Don't know why those pages stuck out to me to bookmark it except so much happened in those two pages, so many emotions were captured, transition from what was to what was to be happened at that point I think !! Happy Anniversary you two lovebirds !! (or love butterflies !!)

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    1. Thanks Sue! I just re-read those pages as well and you're right! Lots of emotions!

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  10. Happy Anniversary! I'm glad you found your great love the second time around.... I just celebrated my 24th anniversary on Aug 3rd :-)

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    1. Thanks Karen and Happy Anniversary to you!

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  11. Happy anniversary!!!!!
    ~Shawndra Costello

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  12. Happy Anniversary!!! I love the cover of Words to Love By!!! It's gorgeous!! :)

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! That cover picture was taken at Jones Beach on Long Island. It's one of my very favorite spots in the whole world!

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  13. Congratulations! Happy Anniversary!!

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  14. Happy Anniversary and many more!

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  15. Thanks for your giveaway! I think the cover is nice!!

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