You may, or may not, celebrate Valentine's Day, but I wanted to take a few moments to wish you a wonderful day.
I think about all of the love I feel for the various people who make up my life, and I cannot help but take a few moments to tell each of you how much I appreciate having you in my life.
First, I thank God for creating me. Looking through time before I was ever created in the flesh, He saw me in His mind. He knew what would make me happy, knew the heartbreak I would feel at certain points during my life. He witnessed my highs and devastating lows - the times I would even break His heart. Despite it all, He saw fit to place me here and give me a life I cannot help but think of as rewarding. I couldn't ask for much more.
I am thankful for loving parents who taught me right from wrong at an early age. I may not have always lived up to their standards, having fallen short of their expectations at times but, through good and bad - even pain and heartfelt sorrow - I am happy I can call them my parents.
I am thankful for the man I intend to spend the rest of my life with, Peter Lewis. He came into my life so unexpectedly, it still makes my head spin when I think about it. When it happened, I cannot say. How it happened, I haven't the foggiest idea, but he laughed his way into my heart and soul, and my life has never been the same. So much for our die-hard intentions of spending the rest of our lives alone, but we are happier as a couple than we ever dreamed we could be.
I am thankful for my kids. They've given me lots of hugs, smiles and laughter throughout the years. We've made countless memories, and I hope we'll make many more. That being said, they certainly know how to break my heart, how to render me to tears but, despite it all - despite the journeys we will embark on in the future, the different paths we take in life - I love them and will always pray for their lives to be filled with peace and contentment.
As for my grandchildren, I cannot put into words how I feel about them. I look into their eyes and wish I could protect them from life - from the pain and heartache they are sure to feel as they grow older and lose their innocence about the world around them. All I can provide is a pair of listening ears, a shoulder to cry on and a place for them to visit when they want to spend time with Grandma. Even so, that is more than some grandchildren have so, in that, I can be thankful.
I am also more than grateful for my readers, people who take the time to read the stories which have been written upon my heart. Each of your comments and reviews mean the world to me. I truly enjoy hearing from you. If you haven't come across my books yet, you can learn more about them at my website.
There are so many other people who make up my life, dear cherished friends and family members (you know who you are) and I wish you the best Valentine's Day yet.