bigstock-Road-to-sun-19278938Truth is, life is never the same any day we wake up and get out of bed.  It may seem the same, but every single decision we make changes the outcome of our journey.

Why did I get up at 5:30 a.m. to wax philosophical, you ask?  Because I’ve been laying in bed, wide awake since 3:30, thinking how much my life is about to change.  And that got me to thinking about those defining moments that stand out from our day-to-day living.


Defining Moments:

Graduating from high school kicks us out into the world and really needs to be slapped with a sticker – Handle with Care.

Getting that first real job. What an eye-opener that is!

For me, a major defining moment occurred after reading a great article in National bigstock-Bicycle-with-basket-Lille-15360068Geographic and deciding I couldn’t live another year without going to the Scottish Highlands.  I worked and saved and made that dream come true when I was twenty-three.  Oh, and another thing I learned while saving and planning for that trip – if I waited for any of my friends to sign on, chances were, I’d never make it there at all.  So I took that trip alone and it opened up a whole new world of experiences. Independence equals freedom.




bigstock-Cute-Smiling-Nurse-271192Deciding to go to NursingSchool changed my life in countless ways, and began the journey toward meeting my husband.  How would my life be now if I hadn’t made that decision then?



Proposing or accepting a marriage proposal.  bigstock-young-wedding-couple--freshly-16437305Yeah, life changes in all kinds of ways teaming up with another person.  It truly is never the same, and if we are open to personal growth, life becomes much, much better. Not that there aren’t daily struggles in any marriage, but knowing someone is in your corner is a perspective that is always a game changer. I becomes we. I guess the key there is for each partner to become a better person because of the other.  To build each other up, not tear each other down.

And that leads to the most life-changing moment of all – becoming a parent.  Absolutely nothing is ever the same again.  In a great way, of course!  No matter what the challenges may be, there is this little life that belongs to you for the next eighteen years, that will depend on you for love and guidance, and who brings a whole new meaning to love.bigstock-Pediatrician-Doctor-And-Patien-41617399

Why am I having these thoughts so early in the morning?  Because I’m about to become a grandmother.  My daughter and son-in-law are expecting their first baby in mid-February, and I know without a doubt that life will never be the same again!


I’m so looking forward to this most excellent and exciting journey.

Stay tuned!

Until next time, make it a great one!



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  1. Just when we think we’re done being surprised, life gives us even more to enjoy. I’m looking forward to watching you blossom as a granny!


  2. Thank you Christine. I’m chomping at the bit.

    Oh, and for the record, I never ever expect to be done with surprises. That’s just how life is, you know?

    Thanks for reading and commenting.

  3. robena grant says:

    I’m all excited for you. You’ll find a whole new world opens up when you get to hold your grandchild for the first time. Enjoy every moment.

  4. I like to divide my life chapters through experiences, and I believe that love is an experience we discover many times on different frequencies and understandings. There is the love one feels from and for the parent. Then the love for a family pet. The love for another individual who becomes a life long companion. Intimate love with another individual you are attracted to. The love you experience for your own child really raises the bar and delivers a deep, unconditional understanding of love…
    Now Lynne, my dear, you are about to experience the love for your grandchild! That is the superlative level of love! Congratulations on the little bundle of joy to come!

    • Hi Trish!
      I love how you’ve chaptered these levels of love. We are blessed to have so many love opportunities in life. I agree that this new chapter on love will be superlative!
      I’m excited welcoming my daughter into the parental love fold, too. It’s way too hard to explain.

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

  5. Della McCloud says:

    Lynne, my mom loves your books, but I listen to audiobooks and you dont have any . I get my books thru libraries like Orange County Library in Orlando Fl. I have trouble reading but I love to listen to the wonderful stories. My mom raves about different ones. Please let me know if you have any in audio, I would love to know what all the rave is about. Thank you

    • Hi Della –
      Please thank your mother for her endorsement. I don’t have any books available on audiobooks, I’m sorry to say. Harlequin doesn’t regularly do that.

      If things change in the future, I’ll let you know.

      Thanks for reading the blog and commenting.