Fall is my mom's favorite time of the year. She pulls out her leaves, pumpkins, and scarecrows and decorates the house. Probably because of this background, when the weather turns rainy and cool, I want to go inside and curl up with candles and a warm fire. It's this weather that calls to me for family nights.
Family, it's a major theme in many movies and books. Often it's the absence of family that creates the plot line--the orphan longing for a family, or the long-lost sibling. Family is something dear to my heart. It always has been.
Today I have the honor of handing my blog over to a guest author. Missy Sheldrake is the author of the Keepers of the Wellsprings series. Yesterday saw the release of book three in the series. She has book one for free this weekend and book two for 99 cents.
In January, I had the privilege of receiving a book as a gift. Being an author, I understood the value of that autographed paperback. So, with loving care, I picked it up and began reading. I instantly was transported to a new world--well kind of. It actually was a very probably future America where gardening and saving seeds was outlawed, where food comes in boxes and squares all ready processed called Vitees, Protein, Juices, Carbos, and Sweeties.
Need a book to curl up with over Spring Break? Here are some books I've read recently that I think you'll enjoy.
What if heaven was like a giant family reunion with room for everyone?
With Christmas around the corner and family plans of getting together for the first time in several years, I have been thinking of my grandpa. Gramps Pat had a wonderful bass singing voice. He sang in choir and serenaded us at Christmas time. Our favorite that he would sing as far back as I can… Continue reading A Song for the Holidays
It's Thanksgiving, the beginning of the holiday season. I remember growing up that Thanksgiving was the day we would see the first Christmas commercials. It was the day Santa was ussured in at the end of the Macy's parade. It was a day to sit and relax with family and friends. We'd go out to… Continue reading What Makes Thanksgiving?
This week an event happened that caused me to think. On Thursday night, I had open house and stayed at school for the evening. My husband, Eric, took the boys on a photo shoot. When I returned home after 7:30, I was the first one to arrive. I found a note from a disappointed nineteen-year-old… Continue reading A Lost Art
This year has been an interesting year. I had two seniors in high school who graduated the same day from two different high schools fifty minutes away from each other. I also published my first book. As the summer wound down, my emotions became more fragile. Any mention of the empty nest or sending children… Continue reading Inside the mind of a Mom