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Thursday, July 17, 2008

On This Day in History

Personal Weather Report - Sunny and clear. Forecast : more of the same.

Writing Activity - Almost done revising the manuscript I'll be pitching at the Romance Writers of America® national conference in San Francisco at the end of the month.

I've waited years to say this: I'm a forty-niner living in the heart of California's Gold Country.

It's my birthday today, and I'm entering the final year of my forties. Happy Birthday to me!

This has been the greatest decade of my life by far. I have enough experiences to feel like I'm finally getting some idea of what life is all about, and I still have the energy and enthusiasm to do almost anything my heart desires. And it feels good!

As I reflect on my life today, which I do every year at this time, I'm struck by a simple truth: I wouldn't be here if it weren't for my mom. I didn't exactly come along at a convenient time for her. She was quite young and had tough stuff going on. Despite that, she took on the task of motherhood, giving it her very best.

Nowadays a woman has many choices available to her, but it wasn't that way back in 1959. My mom faced up to her situation and did the unselfish thing. She put me first. And it's high time I say thanks.

I love you, Mom, and appreciate all you've done for me. - Hugs, Keli