Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Life Lessons- Meet the Author Week 5

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This week's question is: Who is the person you have learned the most valuable lesson in life from and what was the lesson?

This may seem trite, but it's my mother. The woman amazes me. She is a wonderfully strong woman who shared her strength with her nine children. Yes, nine. Although in some ways we are similar—her genes run strong, especially among the four girls in the family—she allowed us to grow into our own personalities.We were permitted and encouraged to pursue different interests and goals.

I know that it was sometimes hard on her as we grew up and went our own ways. I was probably one of the more challenging of her children, but we all had our moments as we struggled to become adults.

This is one of my favorite pictures of her, taken the first Christmas after she and Dad got married.

And the lesson she taught me? Don't give up. I won't tell you how old she is, I'll just say she's lived a long and full life. Yet she volunteers at a Salvation Army meal center once week, depending on the weather. She remains active in church activities. The card club she belonged to even before I was born? Most of it's members are dead now, but the remaining ladies get together to play dominoes and chat whenever they can. 

So when I changed careers yet again, she encouraged me. And when i released my first book, she couldn't wait to read it. That was an adventure because it wasn't in paperback and she read it on a borrowed Kindle- a first for her. That first book was dedicated to her. And she's waiting anxiously for the release of my next book, coming April 14th. ( I had to get that promo in there!) Although none of my books have made the best seller list yet, I'm still trying. I'm not giving up.

To find out what another author has to say, head over to Stevie Turner's blog. Stevie Turner