First, congratulations to the winners from my #giveaway from August’s post! Trixi and purplemeri65. I hope you enjoy the book! :)
Now, on to #truspiring!
I have four children. Three girls, one boy. And the boy is the youngest.
He was married on 9-10-11 to an amazing girl. He was 25, she was 23. They met at college and I posted about how he asked her out in an earlier blog post. They are adorable and made for each other.
When they were married six months, they moved to Chicago, Illinois. No jobs, no friends, just each other and a studio apartment. They found jobs right away and made friends quickly, too. Three and a half years later they are moving back to Atlanta.
They’ve had a great life in Chicago, made it through the winters, tried lots of amazing restaurants. They are foodies for sure. My son is in the restaurant business and he’s been privileged to work under some of the greatest chefs in the US.
Why am I going on about this? Just a little background. You see, my son’s wife, Sarah, posted on FB that they are moving back to Atlanta. She had quite the post about their journey as young newlyweds moving to the city and how it affected them. She ended it with these words: “Chicago will always be the city that built us.”
City that built them. I’ve thought a lot about those words as the days have gone by. I’m impressed by their wisdom and sense of adventure. I love that for that integral part of being newlyweds they only had each other. (Us moms were a phone call away, though. :)) I love that these real life scenarios are what inspire us to write about love.
As a writer I spend a lot of time listening to stories about people. Especially how couples meet. I love hearing proposal stories as well. There are so many scenarios that inspire my story world. Readers or writers, what kinds of stories inspire you? Share one if you’d like–it might end up in a book. :) (With proper credit of course!)