Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What I'm Thankful For

I cannot believe it's Thanksgiving already. This year has flown by. But it has been a good year, at least for launching the start of our series. With Fated coming out soon, and the normal day to day life occurrences, I'm busier than ever. Yet even with topping off my busy life with  hectic holidays, I wanted to stop and give thanks for all that is wonderful in my life.

First, and foremost, my family. I am one of the lucky ones who has their immediate family within the same city. None of us have ventured to other states, I think partly because Colorado is an awesome state to live in. I'm grateful for that, too!

I give thanks for my supportive and loving husband, Rick. I don't know what I would do without his love and understanding. Supporting me staying home to work on our books is heaven sent for me. He never pushes me and gives me whatever space or time I need. I love you, Rick!

I give thanks for 2 healthy and loving kids, who are now adults. Brandie is a wonderful mother, and works her butt off. She gives everything her all and I've always said she was a diamond in the rough. Now that she's grown, she is the jewel I knew she would become. She is beautiful, has a big heart, and is a great person. 

Travis, well I am so proud of him. He graduated from college and has worked at a job for 2 years, one that's not even in the field he went to school for. He is trying to get his life in order and is giving more of his time to family. He has a big heart and is learning to give all for a better life.

My grandchildren, what can I say, they are my heart and soul. Nothing will put a smile on my face or a tear of joy to my eyes faster than Madison and Carson. Madison is doing wonderful in school. She is smart, beautiful, and full of great energy. She plays the piano, and is in choir this year. She loves sports, too, and has played basketball this last year. Carson, my baby boy, you are a cuddle bear and I love your energy. You are all boy. He plays baseball now and is in kindergarten and loves school. 

Then there's my mom. She always been there for me. I'm so grateful to get to spend time with her each week, either going to the pool, or walks. We go shopping and to lunch and I take her to her doctor appointments. I enjoy my extra time with her.

Of course, I cannot forget my sister, Toni. Not only my sister, but my best friend. This time we've had together has been awesome! I'm sure by the time we finish writing the series she'll be sick of me, but until then, I love our time together, writing, brainstorming, going to conventions, now, book signings, and being in the world of the Djen together. She's a great person, funny, free spirited, and has a big heart!

And speaking of my sister, her wonderful husband, Scotte has been just as supportive of Toni and the writing. I'm proud of their two great kids, too! Beautiful Sonia with her belly dancing and becoming an awesome teacher, and Jim, James, Sebastian, (we never know which name he likes best) has become his own man now. He is training for management with his job and loves archery, which fits in with our Djen world nicely.

I guess I could go on, but I appreciate everything in my life now. The books, the writing, the time spent with family and friends. But I'm also thankful for all of you, my fans and supportive followers of our Djen books!

Thanks so much for putting up with us and being there for us!

Happy Thanksgiving, Lisa


  1. Hi Lisa. Happy Thanksgiving to you, and your loved ones. Your family sounds great. I have also been blessed by a great family members, on both sides of the aisle. I am also thankful for friends I have met in this industry, such as you. I wish you the best. Blessings.

    1. Thanks Johnny and thanks for all your support! I'm glad we are connected and have become friends, it is a blessing! I wish you the best also and I hope you have a lovely holiday this year!

  2. That's a lot of good stuff to be thankful for. Hope you had a good one.


    1. Happy Thanksgiving Lee! I hope your holiday's are wonderful! Thanks for your post!

  3. Lisa,

    Happy Thanksgiving. Your family sounds great. Mine is probably pretty dysfunctional in comparison, but somehow they usually manage to pull things off, however, one of my sisters told me that it was very chaotic around there this year with a revolving door of people coming and going and eating in shifts. My little sister and I haven't been to a Thanksgiving with family in years since we both live out of state.

    This year I had Thanksgiving with friends at a restaurant. She stayed home and her husband brought her a plate of food from his sister, who cooked dinner at her house. My little sister doesn't get on with her husband's sisters anyway so this was probably best, plus she has an awful cold right now.

    Glad your day was so nice.


    1. I've lived out of state on the holiday's myself and appreciate being back here in Colorado with my family. Believe me, we've had our share of family drama too lol! I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful Sunni. Take care and have a merry Christmas!