Love is being there

It was a pretty uneventful Mother’s Day for me this year. My son did cook me a nice dinner, but the fact that my two grown daughters both now live out of state and were not here to celebrate was sad. The cold wet weather outside didn’t help my mood. I sat and reflected on all of my years as a mother. (This was my thirty sixth). As a single mother of three children money was often tight and I wasn’t able to always buy my kids the fancy things they wanted. Despite my shortcomings, they have all turned into amazing and successful adults. People often ask me how I raised such wonderful kids.  I think the secret is just being there–for all their events and activities. Letting them know day by day that you support them in everything they do. That you are their biggest fan. That they are stars! This was really brought home to me this Mother’s Day, when I got the Facebook post from my youngest, now an Emergency Room doctor in a big city. Along with the several cute pictures of her and I throughout the years this picture was attached. mother's day notes

You see through all those years, I always managed to stick a little note in my kids backpack or athletic bag the day of a big game or meet. Just to let them know I loved them and would be there cheering them on. As you can see they were written on little sticky notes of scraps of paper. It didn’t matter, it let them know I cared.  I had no idea my daughter had hung on to them for all these years. It was a great Mother’s day just knowing the love that is there, no matter what the distance in miles separate us. I love being a Mom!

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fall 1I want to thank everyone who downloaded Colorado Sunset when it was free the first few days of October.  I was amazed by the thousands of people who took advantage of the free price. I hope many of you read my book and enjoyed it. I have received many wonderful emails from readers who said I gave them hope. In my mind, if I can make even one person’s day a little brighter, then I’m a success regardless of the financial gain.  Although the financial gain was there too, I am most proud of being able to inspire others and hope I continue to do so in all of my future books.

If you haven’t read the second book in my Peakview series, Breakfast for Two, be sure to get it today on Amazon. Come home to this small Colorado mountain town.  I am diligently working on the third book, Colorado Cabin in the Pines, and plan to have it available sometime in the first few months of 2016. Yikes! Its almost 2016. Christmas will be here before we know it. It’s still in the 80’s here on the front range, but in Colorado the weather can turn quickly this time of year–the first snowfall is never far away.

I’m heading to the mountains for the weekend. So happy Autumn, enjoy the warmth while it lasts.