||For those who have been waiting for an update for "Love Reigns Down," my apologies. I've been meaning to update, but real life responsibilities have a way of getting in the way of sleeping and writing fan fic. In a perfect world, this story would have been finished long ago, but it's not a perfect world. If it was, I wouldn't have a lost a good friend of mine to leukemia a few weeks ago. She left behind a husband and three girls and every time I see the youngest, my heart breaks all over again.
If that wasn't bad enough, around the same time, a co-worker of mine committed suicide. He was only 24. Nothing, nothing is ever that bad that you have to take your own life. I only wish he knew that...On top of that, I recently found out that someone I know has been diagnosed with bone cancer. Needless to say, if you have read "LRD", you'll understand why I'm shying away from writing about death. It's just too difficult to deal with the subject matter right now, when I'm still mourning my friend and feeling the heavy weight of emotions.
I've always known what mattered most to me, but these recent events has really made me re-evaluate my life and it has made me realize what to hold on to tighter and what to let go. Tell the people you love how much they mean to you because you never know what tomorrow brings or what it can take away.
I've said numerous times that I will finish my story, and I will. But it is on a slight hiatus for now. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Have a safe and joyous Christmas and a blessed and Happy New Year.
December 21, 2011