This week’s MFRW blog challenge topic is “My Biggest Dream”, and that for me can be summed up easily. I always dreamed of…
Romance readers, you know what that is–Happily Ever After. The one absolute of the romance genre is a happy ending for the love partners. Of course, one woman’s happiness can be another woman’s misery, which is perhaps why we have so many subgenres.
For me, a compelling HEA includes not just a loving spouse but an extended circle of family and friends who are like family.
Not that I was expecting anything as formal as this:
Ours is not a “dinner every Sunday at mama’s house” group. Much of my family is spread out across the United States, and that’s okay!
What’s a family without kids?
Sure, they’re sometimes annoying, occasionally unpredictable, and full of surprises. Not to mention, buying new shoes every few months gets expensive!
But, they poke holes in that “master of the universe” syndrome a lot of grownups fall into, and they remind us to stop and enjoy little moments.
In June, I’ll be celebrating 35 years into my biggest dream, and in July my first grandchild is due. I’m grateful for the career success and comfortable home I’ve had through the years, but it’s family that gives all of that meaning.
I can sum up my biggest dream with this short Irish blessing:
May you have love that never ends, lots of money and lots of friends. Health be yours, whatever you do, and may God send many blessings to you.
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