I sang this song to my late husband a little over a month after receiving his marriage proposal, even though I wasn’t yet sure I loved him. When he proposed to me in January of 2005, he was living in Fowler, Colorado, and I was living here in Sheridan, Wyoming. We’d met a couple of years earlier through a magazine and had, for the most part, a long-distance friendship.
A month after I received his letter, asking me to consider marrying him, his house rental business started going belly-up. In his daily email messages, he kept saying how much he wanted to run into my arms, so I could hold and comfort him. His proposal had been such a shock, and I hadn’t made a decision about marrying him, but I felt sorry for him. Finally, on Valentine’s Day, I was inspired to call him and sing him this song.
He was surprised and delighted, and I was glad I could make his day. A month later, I knew for sure I loved and wanted to marry him. You can read our story in My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds. Now, I wish I could call him, wherever he is, just to tell him I love him.
By the way, My Ideal Partner and The Red Dress are now available on Smashwords as part of its sale to support those isolated by the coronavirus. This sale will run until the end of May. Please click here to visit my Smashwords author page and download these books. As always, thank you for reading.
Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books
When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.
Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.