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Friday, October 2, 2015

Opals, Marigolds and the healing power of LOVE by Krista Ames

Hi *waves* - welcome to my day at RB4U !!
Today is October 2nd and it's definitely fall in Northern Lower Michigan.
Seems quite unreal to be October already.  The time is flying by too fast for my taste.

Our theme this month is...

Birthstone and Flower
Opal (or Tourmaline) - medical amulet, psychic vision
Marigold (grief, unease)
The healing power of love- personal experiences, 
book character’s experiences 

Here are my takes on the above :

As far as the Opal...i don't really know anything about them or and i don't have one but let me tell you, i'd love to have physic visions.  Not sure i'd like to see the bad stuff but i'm a true believer of the paranormal.  I watch the shows like Charmed and Vampire Diaries where the person with the psychic ability touches an object or person and has a vision and i really think it might be cool but i could also see where it would be a burden for sure.  (and yes i do know those are just tv shows but i still believe)  Have you ever been or wanted to go to one of those palm or tarot card readers at a carnival ?  I would love to but i'm a little chicken if there's bad news in my future :)

Now this one confuses me.  I always thought Marigolds were a good thing.  
I never in the past had associated them with grief or unease but now that i'm thinking about it...I have always planted them around the entire perimeter of my garden to keep some of the critters out.  So, i suppose they are creating grief and unease for the bugs :)

The healing power of LOVE.
Now that's one thing i do believe in for sure.  
I don't really like to talk about my personal life and the bad times and I'm sure others have probably  
had worse or more traumatic experiences than me and brought out of it by love.
I was married when i was 23 and after being with him for 20 years with alot of unhappiness, it ended very unpleasantly.  My children were my rock during that time and their love and support kept me going when there were days i just wanted to stay in bed.  They gave me the strength to move on without their dad and by that time, they were ready too.  He hadn't given any of us much choice as he up and left us to fend for ourselves.  Then some time later I met someone and of all things, online.  At the time we were living in Florida and this new someone lived in Michigan.  There's something to be said for online dating and i never thought i'd do it.  It was almost easier than the whole dating scene.  We got to know each other without all the pretenses...the physical nonsense that sometimes clouds judgement.  We talked online, then text and eventually phone calls that would last well into the night, sharing everything about ourselves.  When my children and i moved back North and were finally able to meet him in person for the first time, it felt natural, like we'd known each other for years.  Eventually we moved in together and a few years later got married.
It was an adjustment for sure, for myself and the kids but he loved me for me and accepted the kids unconditionally.  It was such a new thing to have a man want to hold my hand for no reason other than he wanted to be near me or give me a hug and a kiss just because he wanted to.  Not once in my first marriage had we ever 'cuddled' on the couch  to watch a movie.    But oh how wonderful it is :)
My new husband has given me a new lease on life for myself and my children  Of course mixing families...his kids and her's challenging to say the least and we have our problems like everyone does but i know he truly loves me and never hesitates to tell me often.  

It's a grand thing to be LOVED !

Thanks for stopping by today and i wish you love throughout your life !!!

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Born and raised in Northern Indiana, Krista now resides in Northern Lower Michigan.  She is married to a very supportive man, Chip, who allows her to follow her true passion of writing and never complains when she is pirated away on her computer for hours.  He even helps with proof-reading and is her “in-house” editor and her idea sounding board.  She is also a mother of 4 ornery children who keep her plenty busy.  With an addition of 2 beautiful chocolate lab sisters and 2 playful cats, there is never a dull or spare moment in her household. 

Krista has always loved to read and would often sit up for hours into the night not able to put down a book until she was finished.  She still reads when she can but her main focus is creating her own stories to share with the world. 

She loves to communicate with her readers so please feel free to drop her a line anytime at or visit her website,  blog or Amazon Author page.


Cara Marsi said...

Krista, I'm so glad you found someone you can be happy with. Love does have healing powers. I have an opal even though it's not my birthstone. I got it in New Zealand, and I love it. I didn't know it could give a person psychic visions. I wish I had some psychic powers. I, too, loved the TV show Charmed.

jean hart stewart said...

So glad you've got your own happy ending...You sound busy but happy....Great!

Melissa Keir said...

What a beautiful love story! It sounds a lot like my life. What is it about the 20 years that seems to make a difference? I'm so glad you found a happily ever after. Having a best friend in a husband is the best!

Krista said...

Thanks to all of you for stopping by !! Cara, wouldn't powers be fun? I so wanted to be one of those Charmed girls :) Jean i feel busy but definitely happy :) Melissa, thanks so much and I agree about the 20 years.

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