Monday, February 24, 2014

In My Dreams!


How many times have I wished for something, knowing full well that it's only a wish, out of reach?

On New Year's Day, 1/1/11 I sent a story to Chicken Soup for the Soul about buying our home. I never heard from them. Three months ago, I revised that story and resent it for the call out on Home Sweet Home to be released in May 2014.

I received a permission form this afternoon for possible inclusion of my original story in the new book. Three years later! Just proves that dreams really do come true.

The story is about my dream house. No, it's not a mansion, or on the beach, but the home we purchased is the home I dreamed about before Bill and I ever met. I passed it everyday as I drove my ex husband to work when we had only one car and the children were small. It was my escape from reality house. And it became my dream house. The title of my story is, In My Dreams!

The angle from which I took the picture makes the roof look wavy and the siding rippled. It's an optical illusion.  In a few weeks this lawn will be lush green and I will have flowers in the pot.

13 comments:

Sioux said...

Linda--Congratulations. I remember that story--it's a warm and wonderful one.

What does that make? Will this be your 42nd CS story?

(You need a bigger publication belt so you can make more notches in it.)

Bookie said...

Congrats on yet another story! And for having a dream come true!

Val said...

Congrats on all your dreams, short-term and long-term.

Chicken Soup doesn't know how to quit you.

Merlesworld said...

Congratulations you are doing well with your stories.
Merle...........

Julia Gordon-Bramer said...

Sweet!

You are a master storyteller, Linda.

Shelly said...

How wonderful! Congratulations!

Daisy said...

Fantastic! Congratulations!

Tammy said...

Beautiful dream home, Linda, and congratulations!

Susan said...

Oh my gosh, Linda. Isn't that amazing? Guess I'll never lose hope! ha!

So glad you got your lovely dream house, too.

Thanks for all your visits to my blog. You are a very faithful Follower. Susan

Kim said...

Never give up hope! Congrats!

I had a recurring dream during my decade of single parenthood that I'd get married at age 50, but it was not to be.

I was 51. Ha!

BECKY said...

That's amazing that you actually got THE exact house you dreamed about living in. And I bet it wasn't so much "the house" as it was about dreaming for a happy marriage, inside a dream of a house! Congrats again, Linda! Happy for you!

River said...

Congratulations!
I've had several dream homes over the years. Sadly, dreams they remain.

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

Congratulations, Linda-on your story and on finding your dream home