Five years ago, I had come to a crossroads in my life experience. I had suffered a recent setback in my professional and love life. The figurative crossroad existed in my mind: I had to make a decision. Was I going to continue to lick my wounds and be crushed, or was I going to determine what I wanted for myself and actively pursue my goals? First, I must “scio te ipsum.” (Ironically, scio te ipsum is on the Greene family crest). In November and December of 2015, I realized that I wanted to be married and to have more children more than anything else, and I needed to date again.
When you live in the sticks in Georgia, what do you do to find some single, middle aged people? Well, I joined Farmers Only for the first two weeks in December 2015. Those two weeks were not very beneficial, except I did meet a new friend. So, I tried to delete the account each day in December, but it wouldn’t delete. I had totally forgot about the app when randomly on January 9, 2016 I got an email from a childhood friend through Farmers Only. I had not seen or heard from Chris, my childhood friend, since we were both in high school.
He asked me to go to our home church on a date that next day, and I said yes. We’ve been together ever since, and we now have five children between us. Our son, Liam, is the inspiration and the model for the Adventures of Lee-Lee books, and just my husband’s presence seems to give me the strength I need to follow my dreams and actually ENJOY my life.
I added a dedication to Chris on Adventures of Lee-Lee’s first book today. My farming, welding husband may not read this blog or my books, but he has such an impact on what I do and how well I do it. Don’t get me wrong: I am a very independent, strong willed woman. However, being in a relationship with an independent strong willed man who chooses to spend his life with me and our children blesses my heart and my life. I love you, Chris Sullivan.
2 thoughts on “An Important Dedication”
Your poems really touched my Heart. You sure have a way with words. I really enjoyed both children books
and loved the pictures of your precious son.
I’m going to miss you, Mrs. Joyce! Tell my family and Jesus I said hello. Roddy was a better place because you lived here!