To all of you who celebrate Christmas – I hope yours is filled with blessings. And to everyone, happy new year! May 2011 be especially rewarding for you.
This past year has had its challenges, as life often does, but still I try to find time to stop and be grateful for the good things. My family, especially. My dear friends. A career I love. Precious memories of loved ones no longer with me.
The next few weeks will be filled with doctor and therapy visits with our older daughter, as the past seven weeks have been, but we’ll pause to celebrate Christmas and the special meaning it has for us, and to be grateful we’re all together again this year. Our daughter is working extremely hard and making excellent progress with her recuperation. She’s eager to get back to her life and her research career in the Pacific Northwest. Our second daughter is thriving in her medical residency in New England and her husband has just successfully completed another semester of graduate school. And our son begins his final semester of college in a few weeks, after which he’ll spread his wings to begin an independent life of his own. I’m sure Christmas morning will be accompanied by moments of nostalgia for when they were little and squealing with delight over the toys Santa left behind, but I am so proud of the adults they have become.
Speaking of family (is this a good time for a segue?) …
THE M.D. NEXT DOOR will be on the shelves next week. The January Silhouette Special Edition is the first book in my newest series, DOCTORS IN THE FAMILY. For more details, check the Books Available Now! page.
And don’t forget to enter your name in the February 1 drawing for two Valentine’s Day themed books from my backlist. It’s very easy to enter. See the Enter to Win! page for instructions.
Again — Merry Christmas, and a very Happy New Year.