Friday, February 10, 2017

Capture the Magic: The Romance of Being There by Betty Thomason Owens

Betty's book, Amelia's Legacy, inspires her post today. And Amelia's Legacy just happens to be one of the books that we'll be deeply discounting next week. Stay tuned for that, but in the meantime, leave a comment here with your email address to enter for a chance to win today's copy of THE HEART SEEKER SERIES!


Being there.

Sometimes that’s the most romantic thing. In my book, Amelia’s Legacy, the hero has a way of showing up at just the right time. Even when Nancy thinks she doesn’t need him, he’s there. Nancy learns to appreciate that, even comes to depend upon it.

In a marriage, “being there” can be a very romantic thing. Being there in the moment, whether facing each other over a family dinner, or standing side-by-side on a pier gazing at a beautiful sunset. By the way—no phones allowed, no television in the background—only the two of you. Remember those days?

I recently spent a week in the hospital with my husband as he recovered from a near-death illness. The experience drove home the importance of being there. Holding his hand, helping him eat and drink, sometimes just letting him see my face, so he’d know I was there.

For richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health—present. And I knew through every excruciating moment, if the tables had been turned, he’d have been there for me.

Isn’t it romantic? Very. Better than a couple dozen red roses. Even better than a pound of my favorite chocolate-covered caramels.

Robert Emerson was there for Nancy in Amelia’s Legacy. He stayed, even when he thought she didn’t want or need him. He stayed, because he loved her. Being there seals your love, binds your relationship, kindles the flame, and keeps the fire burning.

“It burns like blazing fire,
    like a mighty flame.
Many waters cannot quench love;
    rivers cannot sweep it away.” Song of Songs 8:7, NIV


When has being there been all that you needed from your loved one. Or maybe you were the one who
blessed with being present. If you choose, share your experience in the comments.

Our Capture the Magic continues on February 14-21 with a book on sale every day. One book per day will be discounted 60% or more. Look HERE on our website, for more information and a schedule for the when the books will be on sale.

Come back tomorrow to see our winner listed and enter again by leaving another comment! Super-simple!

And learn more about Betty, her Legacy series and her Kinsman Redeemer series, at her author page on the Write Integrity website.

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