Over the last couple of years, I have had many changes happen in my life, some good, some not so good, but no matter the kind, I’m thankful for each and every one of them.
On May 31st, 2015, I slipped in my kitchen and struck my head. It was a nasty hit, and it resulted in my second bad concussion. Before that happened, I had a crazy schedule with a tween daughter and a busy husband. I was also a detective, and when I wasn’t rushing around on everything else, I wrote.
That incident was a wake-up call in more ways than one. I was out of work for nine months because of the damage to my brain, and when I went back, I didn’t do well. I tried to work for six weeks, only four hours a day, but it was too much. I realized that my career in law enforcement was over, and I retired after almost sixteen years on the force.
Since then, I have continued to recover, but after almost eighteen months, have found that there are some things I will just not be able to do as well as I used to. I also found out how much I had been missing out of in life.
So this is what I am thankful for:
* The Police Officers who put their lives on the line every single day.
You will always be my family in blue.
* The military working to protect our country, I thank you for your sacrifice.
* My parents who are close by and always willing to listen to me
moan, groan or laugh and celebrate. You have always been my biggest supporters.
* My In-Laws who have been such a wonderful part of my life.
* My Sister-in-law and her family,
especially my little nephew who had a very hard start to life being born just over two pounds.
* My close friends, Melissa Foster, Amy Manemann and Natasha Brown
who are like sisters to me and are there for me at a moment’s notice with laughter and tissues and a snarky comment or two.
* My husband, whom I love with all my heart.
I thank him for standing by me through everything and for supporting me while I was injured and standing beside me when I made the life changing decision to leave my job.
* My amazing Daughter who I have gotten to know so much
better this last year that I have been home. So tenderhearted and strong, I cherish you and I am so thankful for you in my life.
* My son and his wife who at the time of this
posting- will have had their first child. I’m so grateful for this next step in life.
* God. I’m thankful that he is in my life.
I’m thankful that he watched over me while I was injured and led me down a new path.
I could list a hundred more things, but I won’t. The one thing that I believe I am most thankful for is life. A life where things are different than I expected, but still wonderful. I have the ability to write stories where others can escape to and enjoy.
Before I retired, I wrote 2-3 books a year. Since I have been retired, I have written seven (Maybe more when this post comes out). I am so very thankful that my brain still works well enough that I can continue to write and spend time with my family.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
TEMPT ME TOO
Tempt Me Too is a contemporary Romance Novel that was released on September 30, 2016. It’s about that first true love and how those memories and feelings sometimes never fade.
Sara Hawthorne is a dedicated attorney, a loyal wife, and the mother of two nineteen-year-old girls. When her husband succumbs to cancer, Sara has to battle the grief and also the addiction to which one of her daughters falls prey.
Maximus Tempest is business driven—and family starved. Eager to get his estranged wife to sign the divorce papers so he can move on with his life, he is frustrated when she is taken to the hospital after overdosing and wants no part of her treatment.
When Sara and Max see each other after twenty years, old feelings spring to life, but with the whirlwind of problems that surround them, how could it possibly work? Secrets are revealed from the grave that could threaten any future they might have, and it will be up to Sara and Max to see if they can overcome the lies—or if they must bury their dreams of a relationship forever.
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About the author:
Stacy Eaton began her writing career in October of 2010 and as each year goes by, she releases more and more novels. Stacy recently took an early retirement from law enforcement after over fifteen years of service, with her last three in investigations and crime scene investigation.
Stacy resides in southeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, who works in law enforcement, and her teen daughter who is working toward her second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and on the choral and cheerleading squads at school. She also has a son who is currently serving in the United States Navy.
Stacy is very involved in Domestic Violence Awareness and served on the Board of Directors for her local Domestic Violence Center for three years. She continues to volunteer with them when she has time.