I never cared much about children. I never had children and I didn’t think I was missing anything by choosing to live my life childfree. Keeping busy with other things like work and hobbies kept me satisfied and not wanting more.
But then circumstances in my life changed. I was at a point in my life when I wasn’t working a steady, forty hour a week job. Instead I was doing odd jobs a few hours a week. And I had become jaded with life in general. So when my niece had a baby boy and my mom agreed to watch him a couple of days a week, I stepped in to help her.
Since then he has opened my eyes to a new world, one that is new and wonderful. He is always smiling except of course when he has his cranky pants days, but most of the time he is exploring the world around him with fresh eyes. And I have learned to look at life in a new way. Simple things like throwing rocks in the lake and picking up pinecones are the greatest things to him. I even remembered how to skip rocks, something I haven’t done in years. The other day I was at the park swinging while my sister pushed him in a swing. I had forgotten how much fun swinging is, especially with the lake for a view.
Sometimes it’s necessary to get a new perspective on life. What I thought would be an annoying chore turned out to be one of the best experiences in my life.
Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author
Two mortals are caught in the midst of the battle between the Titans and Olympian gods.