Love and loss often go hand in hand.
With my job at Valentine Inc., my family’s matchmaking business, I locate people who are loved—and who are lost. Most cases have happily ever afters--but there are some that do not.
With my own life, I’ve been lucky enough not to have lost anyone close to me, though I worry about the love of my life, Sean Donahue, on a daily (sometimes hourly) basis, thanks to his health problems. The thought of losing him has almost sabotaged our relationship a number of times. But I’m stubborn. And I love him. And the combination is almost enough to keep the worry at bay. (Almost.)
Despite the concerns, I’ve chosen to live for the moment, to follow that old saying that it is better to love and lose than never love at all. More importantly, to believe it.
It’s the only way to really live, don’t you think?
This post was tough to write, as it came on a day when news broke that one of our own, Kate Collins, lost the love of her life.
seen that Kate (along with Sheila and Laura) have new books out this month, but as Kate’s going to be unable to self-promote for a while, we’re doing an extra push for her in this difficult time. Promoting a book should be the last thing she’s worrying about right now.
If you're wondering how to help or convey your regards, we’re asking you to please consider buying a copy of Dirty Rotten Tendrils for yourself and perhaps a second copy for someone you care deeply about or even a library you love in honor of her husband. It is the best way for us all to show our support right now.