Smith Mountain Lake Mystery Writer

Contemplations from a quiet cove on Smith Mountain Lake.

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I'm a Southern gal who loves life, my husband and our family (which, to date, includes 13 grandchildren). I enjoy being with friends and family. But I also like being alone and thinking up plots for future books. I've published two novels, both mysteries, and I'm working on my third. For more about my books, visit me at If you ever hear me say, "I'm bored," please get me to the ER immediately! Paddling my kayak and snapping pictures of the critters I see relaxes me. Beach music has the opposite effect--when I hear those old "doo-wops" I want to dance.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Remembering Jonathan Again

Yesterday, December 27, 2007, was my grandson Jonathan’s birthday. I didn’t forget it. How could I forget a precious child I loved—and still do—so much? I spent much of yesterday reminiscing, remembering his excitement at experiencing something new, the feel of his two-year old arms wrapped around my neck, the way he leaned into me when I kissed his cheek. He would have been four years old on the 27th. I thank God every day for the two years and 17 days (he went to heaven on January 13, 2006) Jonathan graced us with his life on earth. Even though losing a grandchild (or any child, for that matter) hurts tremendously, having had him to love even for such a short time overpowers the sadness. But boy, have I been sad these past two days. Comforting to me and my family is the knowledge that some day, God willing, we will see him again.

Happy Birthday, Jonathan. Grandmother loves you.