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