Monday, August 15, 2011

A real-life Romance

Today, my sweet sweet husband and I celebrate our fortieth anniversary. It so doesn't seem possible. The time has flown like the jet plane we used to sing about leaving on. 

We've had a wonderful life, blessed with two wonderful sons and a lovely granddaughter.

Are there some things we're sad about? Of course, but I have faith the Lord will take our lives and lead us beside pure, still waters.

Blessings to all as we have been so richly blessed.

Peace and love,

Shirley & Leland

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Mixed News

I'm saddened to let you know that my mother took a turn for the worse this summer and passed away last week. She was ninety. My family was touched by the many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends who came to say goodbye. It was truly a lovely outpouring of support. Thank you, all.

Last night I couldn't sleep, and since thunderstorms were predicted, I got up to unplug my laptop. But first I thought I'd check my email. And there was the notice from From The Heart Romance Writers that TALES FROM HOME had won third place in their Lories Best Published Contest.

Then, in the darkness of my solitude and mixed emotions, my tears flowed freely.

RIP, Mom. You did it all.