I lost my religion overnight sometime around 2005 (thank god… hahahahaha….). Now I have to say thank goodness instead! I remember waking up one morning and thinking out of the blue, “there is no God; this is all rubbish.” I was a wee bit scared at first because I was so looking forward to hanging out in heaven with my grandparents, my childhood dog and my stillborn baby. Well I must say that since being converted I am even more aware of this rare and precious thing we call life. I want to suck the marrow out of life, squeeze every ounce of love, learning and happiness out of each day.
I have lived with the losses of both birth parents, being adopted by toxic people, the loss of babies, the challenge of raising a disabled son but through all of this there has been one constant in the universe. That is love in its many guises; kindness, friendship, compassion, acceptance, laughter and courage.
Thank you for your books; they are a great joy and inspiration to me.