WORDS TO LOVE BY
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.