Thursday, November 19, 2015

A Bouquet (Celebrations Blog Hop, November 19, 2015)

This is the Celebrating the Small Things blog hop, run by Lexa Cain and her two wonderful co-hosts L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge and Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits.


Today I am celebrating two things.

First, if anyone has been following this, my mother is home, considerably improved, and talking about moving closer to her family.  She's one of those elders who made the cross-over from being a respected parent to a good friend.

Several grownups that I knew as a child did that.  Friends' parents who became friends in themselves, as valued as their children, my friends.  Sometimes more so.  I remember once being asked to speak at the funeral of one.   Delightful man, full of wisdom and goodness and humor, who lived to a lovely, ripe age.  I had never delivered a eulogy before.  


And a bouquet:

...this week, checking my website, which is getting an overhaul, I happened to stumble across this comment from a reader, aged 80, who had read my Egyptian series  The Memphis Cycle:

I enjoyed reading your books. They make historical names come alive. I had been to Egypt and seen the Pyramids. I was even fortunate to see the mummy of the boy king &and all the artifacts. It made me wonder how come such a well developed and great civilization came to an unknown end. How come they disappeared from the face of earth? I was always curious to know about them.Your books made me feel that they had a very similar life to ours. Thanks for writing these books.I do hope you will continue with Memphis Cycle. with regards (name)
What a lovely thing to read!  I am smiling as I write this.  ...And that is why I write.  

I hope you all have wonderful weeks!


And...What are you celebrating?  

9 comments:

  1. Yes. I'll bet you're smiling. Mission accomplished. All we want to do as writers is pass on what is within us and by doing so, touch others :-) Well done!

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    1. It is always wonderful to find that we have touched another. Which makes me determined to personally tell people who have done so for me. We all get so busy...

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  2. What a lovely message from a reader! Glad to hear your mother's doing better, and that's an honor to speak at the funeral. It sounds like a warmth filled week.

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    1. It certainly has been one! I hope yours is the same!

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  3. What a great review for you! So glad you're Mom is better and you're enjoying your friends.

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  4. Hi Diana - two very good things I'd say ... your mother being home, and being a friend with you; and then the amazing comment - isn't that just great ... and definitely an additional marketing tool .. how lovely. Congratulations ... cheers Hilary

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  5. That's two pieces of very good news! It's great to hear you happy. Have a lovely weekend!

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving, Diana! I'm thankful for your willingness to share your talent through writing AND that your Mom is doing better.

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