Sunday, September 23, 2012

25 / 12

Our daughter was born on September 1st, 1992.   Two weeks late. And while those last two weeks of waiting seemed longer than the whole preceding nine months, there was one silver lining:

She was born on my birthday.

It was the nicest birthday gift I ever received, and a wonderful convergence of two celebrations.

Twenty years later, the month of September turns out to be another convergence worth celebrating.

September 5th marked our 25th wedding anniversary. And, after 12 years of hard work, late September will see the release of my novel Primary Source.

The marriage has been easy...twenty five years with my best friend, and while we've walked through all the usual ups and downs of life, I can't imagine a better partner.

The dream of publishing a novel...not so easy.  Lots of ups and downs there, too... But unlike the marriage, there have been plenty of times when the temptation to quit was almost overwhelming.

November is still a ways off, but this has been a month of grateful Thanksgiving.

Maybe by our 50th anniversary, I'll have two books published! If not, as long as I have her, I'll be content...

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