For years I thought about writing another book
but there was never enough time.
Time or energy.
I started a book set in my beloved Maine but pushed it aside with the busyness of life.
Waiting for the right time.
But the right time never comes.
Not for me, at least.
So this year I wrote again on my list of New Years Goals
Finish your book.
January, February. March. April.
No forward movement on writing.
But suddenly in May as I was musing on the unfinished manuscript
I realized that if I only had a few days to live
there was things I wanted my daughters to know.
A legacy, you’d say. Words that they and scores of mothers and daughters could read.
reminding them of what matters most in a crazy, quickly changing world.
So I sat at my computer and wrote.
And wrote and wrote and wrote.
One letter after another.
Every once in a while I wiped away some tears as I poured out my heart.
This was my chance
to write it down.
The book started quickly- practically wrote itself
And when it was done I felt such a sense of satisfaction.
Yes, now I will go back and finish that partially completed fiction piece
and other books.
But no matter how many book I write in my short lifetime
This one, “Always Remember” will always hold a special place in my life.
Always remember to follow your dreams and do what you were created to do.
Don’t ever forget.
He will help you do it.
In His time. In His way.
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”
― H. W. Thoreau