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Good Afternoon!

I am finally home after spending 10 days in Pennsylvania helping my family with the loss of my Mother. Her loss will be felt for a very long time, particularly for my Father. They had been married for 57 years and they did everything together. Although I wish I could have stayed longer, life moves on whether we are ready for it or not. However, I will return for a visit in a few months so that is some consolation.

For my Mother’s funeral, I was asked to give a eulogy which was one of the hardest things I ever had to write and then recite. Luckily, I was able to get through it without falling apart in front of a crowd of family and friends, many of which I knew and many of which I didn’t. My Mother was very popular and made many friends. During the eulogy I gave, I shared a poem I had written several years ago during a time when there had been many losses of family and friends. I had shared this poem with my Mother at the time and she had liked it very much. So, I read it after my eulogy and I will share it here now in honor of my beautiful Mother.

Think Of Me

Think of me
As the morning sun rises above the mountain in the horizon,
And glistens upon the lake’s gentle water,
With the faint scent of the first flowers of spring filling the air around you.

Think of me
As the ocean breaks into waves upon the sand beneath your feet,
The song of the bird in flight in the summer sky,
And as a cool breeze kisses your cheek.

Think of me
As the evening dew in the grass upon the earth,
The rustle of the wind in the trees’ multi-colored leaves,
And the flame in the autumn sun upon its setting.

Think of me
When the first snowflake silently touches your lips,
The stars shine brightly in the cold, clear midnight sky,
And a blanket of snow shimmers upon the winter ground.

Think of me
as my spirit soars and begins anew.

Copyright © 2017

Amongst all the sadness, there is some good news to report. Signs of Love and Deliverance has received another 5 star review – woohoo! That makes me happy. I really wasn’t expecting it. Also, I received the proof of the paper version of the novel while I was away and have approved it yesterday. So, the paper version will be out sometime next week for those of you who are not fond of ebooks and/or want a hard copy of Signs. I know there are many who have been waiting patiently, and some not so patiently, for it to come out. I will announce when it is available for purchase so keep an eye out here or on my facebook page.

Until then, I leave you with another excerpt of Signs to tantalize you. This one is part of a scene between Madeline and Damon.

Madeline was done waiting and done holding back her feelings. She wanted Damon. His body against hers felt right. His arms around her made her feel safe and his kisses made her feel desirable. All the nights he had held her while she slept only fueled the fire. She didn’t want to wait another moment, a moment that may never come again. “I want you to make love to me, Damon.”

He gazed at her intently, catching her green eyes with his amber ones. “Madeline.” He groaned deep in his throat. Once he started, he wasn’t going to be able to stop. She didn’t know what she was asking of him.

“I want you, Damon, please,” Madeline pleaded, holding his gaze. She wanted him to kiss her again and she wanted more than a kiss. She didn’t know exactly what she wanted, but she wanted him.

Unable to resist her, Damon kissed her deeply for a long moment. He broke off the kiss and grasped her chin. “Are you sure? Once we do this, there is no going back.”
She nodded, staring into his passion filled, amber eyes. She could drown in those seductive eyes.

I hope you enjoyed that little excerpt. If that caught you interest, you will have to read the book to find out what happens next.

Until next time, have a great weekend and read on!

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