Girls Write Out
Saturday, November 05, 2005

Have you ever tasted a memory? I did. Tonight. My husband and I went out for dinner, and when I took the first bite of my chicken and noodles with mashed potatoes--don’t tell Colleen, because she thinks I was starting my diet today--I tasted a memory.

It was like I was transported back to our family kitchen where my husband and I and our two kids were eating chicken and noodles, one of our family favorites. I guess it’s no surprise that the meal conjured up such a memory, but what surprised me was the emotion that came with it.

Sitting in the comfort of the Amish restaurant with the man I have loved for over thirty years, I was once again filled with a rush of overwhelming thankfulness--for this man I married, for our daughter, son and four granddaughters.

Oh, it’s true that since our children have grown and moved away, my husband and I are like a couple of dating teenagers--only now we can stay out as late as we want. J But there’s also no denying that once in a while my thoughts turn all Ma Walton-ish and I have to see my kids again, hug them once more, let them know for the hundred millionth time that I love them.

So tomorrow we’re headed up to Michigan to see our son and his family. We’ll stay all night, go to church with them, have lunch together, then head back home and visit our daughter and her family. And by the time my head hits the pillow on Sunday night I will be reminded once again of my many blessings.

For crying out loud, I think all this family Christmas music is really getting to me . . . .
Diann Hunt  
posted at 8:41 AM  
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At 10:43 AM, Blogger Robin Caroll said...

Ah, sweet. And yes, I've tasted memories many times. Funny how that happens at the most inappropriate places, too! LOL

Have a good time, sweet lady, kiss those kids and grandbabies, and relish in the blessings He's bestowed upon you. Prayers for your traveling mercies go with you!

At 10:37 PM, Blogger Jordan said...

Hello. I'm one of your fans! I just finished reading "She's out of Control" and I can't wait to read the 3rd one. I can really relate to Ashley Stockingdale and I love how God is always the center of your books. I just can't believe she ended up with Kevin Novak. Please write more books..and God bless.


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

Diann Hunt

Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

Hannah Alexander

Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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