My great-niece, Tara Jo, has been struggling to get her life together. She has been in a drug rehab place here in Billings for several months and I finally got permission to visit her a couple of weeks ago. She lived with us for a year when she was a little girl and her Mom was in Korea in the Army. She is only two years younger than Todd so she is the daughter I never had. I love her so very very much and pray that she can find her way.
When we were visiting I explained about blog land and bloggers. She was very enthralled with the whole idea and sent me a letter that I would like to share with all of you.
Hmmm…where to start this letter. I guess I want to talk about how amazing it must have been for Cinderella to fall in love with Prince Charming and then to have him love her back, enough to search a kingdom only to discover she is being treated as a servant at the last house he searches.
I assume it felt as amazing as I would feel to meet any characters from my books. My love for these people of the pages of novels is already near as great as it possibly could be. They are my sanctuary, my refuge on a stormy day. They are the stars of my dreams and all the in betweens.
These people know little of me, if any at all. But I know everything of them. Their feelings and thoughts, their eating and sleeping habits. Who they love and who they hate and why. I know them so well I could order for them at a restaurant or pick out their outfit in the morning. The characters in my books, the good and the bad, the hero and the villain, they are my friends and if I only had the change to meet them I would give anything.
My Auntie, she’s an amazing woman, wise and full of adventure. She roams the country with the love of her life at her side. And, each day, she sits in front of her computer reading her books. These books are actually blogs.
They are the stories of lives happening every day all around this beautiful land. What is more amazing is that she gets the opportunity to meet these characters. In her travels as from a fairytale, she searches the kingdom that is our nation finding the characters from her books. How wonderful that the heroes and heroines from her stores are real tangible amazing people surviving in this real and amazing thing we all call life!
Love Tara Jo