Thursday, October 2, 2008

Happily Ever After

A major reason why my blog post last week was so short and not very sweet was that I was in the middle of some family celebrations. For one thing, my older son and his fiancée got married!

As you may know, in addition to my Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mystery series, I also write romances--usually paranormal or romantic suspense. But in all of them there’s a heroine who meets an irresistible hero, and no matter what else happens between them in the story we know at the end that they will stay together. In love. Happily ever after!

That, of course, is what I wish for my son and his bride. Eric is highly intelligent and very level-headed as well as an obvious romantic. His new wife seems delightful and smart as well as lovely. It’s my opinion that they have all the makings for a happily ever after, even in these days where many marriages are limited in time.

They’re off on their honeymoon now, and I’m back home. I got to visit their pup, a Puli who’s very cute. But I missed my own doggies, even though we now have a wonderful security camera that can be moved to view the entire area, and can also be set so that we can talk to the dogs and listen to them. I kept close watch over them while I was gone! Plus, I had good people around often to take care of them, including the excellent professional pet-sitter I’ve recently started using.

Didn’t have a chance to do much writing while on the road, but I’m getting back in gear now. I’m plotting the next Kendra story, which is always a delightful task.

And I love cyberspace! My son has let us know by e-mail that they arrived safely at their first destination. I wouldn’t want to bother them on their honeymoon but was thrilled to hear from him.

So... happy forever to them. And to us. And to you!

Is anyone else reading this celebrating a happy event?



Camille Minichino said...

I'm between 2 weddings, Linda -- performing both. Last week at Half Moon Bay and next week at Lake Tahoe. In both cases, the grooms are brothers of women I have already married (and who are still married!)

They are all so hopeful -- sending good vibes to all these couples, especially your son and his wife.

Janie Emaus said...

Congratulations and I wish Eric and his bride the very best.
My parents will be married 65 years on Nov 13th! That is what our family is celebrating.


Linda O. Johnston said...

How fun, Camille! It must be a delight participating in such happy events.

And thanks for your good wishes, Janie. Mine go out to you, too, and to your parents. How wonderful that they're celebrating 65 years of marriage!


Betty Hechtman said...

I like to believe in happily ever after, too. It sounds like Eric and his new wife have a good shot at it. I hope she realizes how she lucked out in the mother-in-law department.


Linda O. Johnston said...

Thanks, Betty. I did ask at the reception whether she thought I was doing okay so far as a m-i-l, and my new daughter-in-law seemed fine with it!

Nickname unavailable said...

Hi! It's your d-i-l (Tara) and I certainly did luck out in the m-i-l department. We are sure to have many, many years of good times & happiness together as the "Johnston Crew!"