Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Special Birthday by Terry Burns

The kids are giving Saundra a special birthday Saturday. Actually it isn't her birthday, that's not for a month yet but they determined it was when everybody could get together the easiest so pretty much everybody will be there.

 Why is it special? I'll just say she is hitting a milestone and let it go at that although I
will tell you that we went steady in high school, and people nearly always guess her to be 10-15 years younger than she is. In fact I have a picture of us in high school.

Writing can be a very solitary process and very often our families just don't really "get it." They think it is just that cute thing we do and they are happy that we have a hobby we enjoy. Sometimes it takes a substantial amount of success before they realize it really is something we are pursuing seriously.

Saundra is my biggest supporter and makes it possible for me to do what I do, both as a writer and as an agent. When mother was alive she was a strong supporter as well and is the conduit that I got my gift for story-telling through. I haven't had to battle the lack of support that plagues many authors. They've been there for me.

That's what is on my mind as I hope you will join me in wishing her an early HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I love you, sweetheart!


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Diana said...

Terry, you won my heart further with this beautiful post. Happy, Happy Birthday Saundra! And it is a lovely thing to see how supportive she is to you Terry. A real gift! And thank you so much for sharing your photos with us. Love that high school one!

Terri Tiffany said...

Having support for our writing is everything. Thankful you have such a supportive wife! Hope her day is great!

David B. Smith said...

Awesome post, Terry. My Liss has been my most faithful critic and booster for 33 years. Our spouses are in a delicate spot; we want their no-holds-barred feedback, but secretly hope they swoon and come to us teary-eyed as they get to the last page of the latest manuscript. We are blessed to have such supportive partners in this craft we love. Happy birthday to your chosen queen.

Davalyn Spencer said...

Happy birthday, Saundra and blessings to you and your cowboy.

Pamela S. Meyers said...

Happy Birthday, Saundra! Terry's right you sure don't look your age at all.

Have a great day when it really gets here :-)