At Valentine's Day especially our thoughts turn to romantic love. But what about the other love--love that goes beyond flowers and candy? Love that bridges time and distance, even death. Love that lets go and encourages the object of that love to live on. This love has been written about, turned into some of our favorite movies, and made into song. Think of Celine Dion singing 'The Heart Will Go On'.
This is the love that is at the heart (literally) of my novel, Love, Sam (2010, Champagne Books). When her life partner of six years dies, Trish Garrity has to find a way to live. Sam, who knew death was imminent, leaves twelve letters for Trish, one to be opened on the first of each month for the first year, each presenting Trish with a challenge, a gift, or a plan to move her on with life.
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Many of us carry the memories of those who have loved us and have left us, and we find those memories, that love that cherished who we are, to be uplifting, encouraging, and supportive, even at our lowest times.
How about you? Do stories of this kind of love touch your heart and trigger your own memories?