A Drop of Golden Sun: A Simple Story about an Extraordinary Soul
I got the idea to write this biography of my husband about 1 year after he died. I was awake in the middle of the night and the idea came to me out of the blue. I knew immediately that I wanted to tell others what a wonderful person I had the privilege to be married to for 40 years and how his illness and death affected our lives.
Since he had become ill, I was with him and able to use my nursing skills from far back when i was in training at Charity Hospital School of Nursing. It was difficult but I was so glad that I could take care of him and not depend on others. I was well qualified as an RN to meet his needs and I did it with caring and love.
I am a native Louisianan and have lived in a small rural town called Gramercy for all of my life. I love music and am an accomplished pianist, vocalist and songwriter., I have been active also in community theater and have had several lead roles, the best of which I think was Dolly Levi, in the title production of "Hello Dolly" I am also the choir director at my church and am the cantor and sometimes also the organist. Music holds a special place in my heart as it can express feelings that sometimes are unable to be spoken. In fact, I sang at my parents' funeral, and at Ray's funeral. It was my way to give closure to some of my grief.
I plan to retire from nursing after 45 years and hope to be able to spend more time with my grandchildren, whom I love dearly, my daughter who lives with me and my two canine companions, Zoe, a 10 year old Maltipoo and Honeybunn, a 4 year old Bichon Frise.
An added note about this book is that some of the proceeds will go to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Baton Rouge, La. where my mother and husband were patients and where I am now a patient.
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