Thursday, July 15, 2010

Driving, driving, driving

Greetings from Renee Ryan. I'm in the middle of a cross-country move as I type this. I have the added pleasure of pulling a u-haul trailer behind my car. Hitching a ride with me are my eighteen year-old-daughter and her carsick cat. I'm driving from Lincoln, Nebraska to Savannah, Georgia. Unfortunately, this is the third time I've made this trip in a year. All because my husband and I wanted to make sure the above mentioned teenager had a chance to graduate from her extraordinary high school in the Midwest. It's been a long year.

The good news is that this move will bring me back to the south. Better yet, I get to live in the same house with husband once again. Did I mention this has been a looooong year? During the last twelve months without my husband by my side I kept wondering how military families do it. How do they survive the time apart? What a sacrifice the spouses and children make. Same goes for the soldiers. Talk about genuine heroes.

My next release, HOMECOMING HERO, has a military hero. An active-duty military hero, to be precise. Living in Savannah again, I'm excited to rekindle friendships, many of which are with soldiers and their spouses. I'm awed by all of them. I only had a taste of "time apart" from my husband. I always knew it was temporary, that we'd be together again soon. My heart goes out to the families who don't have that knowledge. God bless you all!!!!!!!



Patty Smith Hall said...

Renee, Welcome Home! I moved back to Atlanta last June after living in Grand Rapids, Michigan for seven years. (And we stayed so that our girls could graduate from their fantastic high school too.)

I love your historicals--I write historicals too--but will be picking up your new comtemporary as soon as I see it on the shelves.

Blessings on your day,

Patty Smith Hall

Pat Davids said...

As a former Navy wife I know about long seperations. I'm happy you and hubby will soon be together. It's hard but it makes for some sweet reunions.