Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Kickin' It Off- Welcome, Roseanne Dowell
I’m Christine Rollins (The heroine in Roseanne's story). Let me tell you a little about myself. I’m ... uh… let’s just say a bit past middle-aged and recently divorced. Okay, divorced for two years, that’s fairly recent.
My friends and my daughter have been trying to fix me up with every available man they know or meet since my divorce. Like I can’t live alone. They have no idea how much I’m enjoying my new found freedom. Men complicate things. Besides, I don’t need a man to feel complete or satisfied. Sure it was rough going for a while. After the divorce I was pretty torn up, who wouldn’t be? But I’ve recovered now and I have a good life.
Between my job, classes at the local college and my family, I lead a very fulfilling life. Thank you very much.
At least I thought I did until I came home from Florida after a visit with my son. My daughter introduced me to Steven Payton, her husband’s uncle who just moved back to the states from New Zealand. Sexy hunk. He reminded me a bit of my father with his drooping mustache. Persistent too, I soon discovered, and very attentive. More so than my ex ever was. He actually listened when I talked about school or work. He asked questions too.
Everything was moving along just fine, until my ex showed up one day, unexpectedly. Poor Steven looked confused as we stood in the driveway and Tony took over the conversation and whisked me inside, leaving Steven standing outside in the cold.
I was floored when Tony asked me to take him back. For two years I’d been waiting to hear those words. Prayed for them. Suddenly, he stood there in front of me – begging me for a second chance. Tony never begged for anything.
Well what could I say? After all we’d been married for 35 years; he was the father of my children. Didn’t he deserve a second chance?
Second Chance will be released this month.