Definitely, it was an over the moon feeling when my four children were born, many years ago, I might add.
February 25, and 28 brought to me two beautiful human beings, Lauren and Lisa. March delivered to me my son, Paul, and in the month of November my daughter, Lenore, arrived.
If people ask, I tell them that the gems of my life are my four children, now grown and married to people who have added even more joy. Of course, when their children were born, I thought, great, I’ve got my babies back.
Those baby years, with my four children, were filled with amazement, with something new each day. I was a stay-at-home mom and I loved my job. Those were treasured times the memories of which are so sweet that I cry for missing them. Love is, it’s been said, always packed with some tears. Then I thank God for them, for they are close in heart and spirit and still feed my life with the joy they brought on the day of their birth.
When Animal Instinct, my first novel, was published, 2006, I was with my son and daughter-in-law, and granddaughter on a vacation. The local Wilton, CT newspaper, the Wilton Bulletin, for whom I had been a staff writer for three years, called to do an interview about my new book. While doing that interview, and being with some of my family members, I thought no one should be this happy. Over the moon again.
The moment was a celebration of motherhood, grandmotherhood, and the birth of a novelist.
Now my third book, Broken Window, will be published by Mainly Murder Press on March first. It is the second book in The Carol Rossi Mystery Series, the first being, Murder at the P&Z. We’ll be celebrating three February and March birthdays in that short spate of time.
Birthing babies and books is an honor, a gift. As my years of living pile up, I consider myself so fortunate to have been so blessed.
Were your books and babies among your over the moon moments?