February 7, 2014

Kathy Ivan: Cupid Comes Calling (But He's not Knocking Down My Door)!

I hope you're having fun visiting with the Plotting Princesses and reading all these wonderful stories about love, happiness and finding that "perfect one." Make sure you keep coming back and leave a comment to be eligible for the $200 gift card at the end of the tour.

I've loved reading all these stories of first meetings and happily ever after. Love and romance is a huge part of my life. After all, it's what I write every day. Bringing together two people. That spark of attraction. Eyes meeting across a crowded room. Sharing that first magical kiss.

Okay, time for my confession. I'm single, as in never been married. I've never made that perfect connection. Sure, there have been people in my life that I've loved and still care about. But that one special person, the deep heartfelt connection you know will last for all eternity? Um, hasn't happened for me (yet).


I am a believer in true love. I've seen it happen all around me. My grandparents were a perfect example. Two more opposite people you'd rarely seen. Papa was 6 foot 4 and a mountain of a man. He worked for the railroad all his life, a rugged outdoorsman. Mama was barely 5 feet tall, and loved to cook and sew and do all the housewife-type things. Yet they FIT. Watching them as I grew up, even as a youngster, I knew he worshipped the ground she walked on and she adored him. They even renewed their vows on their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Their marriage succeeded because they never took it for granted. They worked at it every day, to keep it alive and fresh and real.

I know love is out there. It's not some ephemeral wisp of smoke that fades away. It's not a whisper on the wind. It is knowing your other half feels exactly the same way about you as you feel toward them.

So, if anybody happens to see Cupid hanging around, send him my way, because I may give up on a lot of things, but I will never give up on love.

Make sure and leave a comment to be eligible for the $200 gift card. I'll also be drawing a name of today's comments to get a copy of one of my books (either Desperate Choices, Second Chances or Losing Cassie).

35 comments:

Lana Baker said...

Our grandparents sure had a different idea of how much work love was worth, didn't they?

Barb Han said...

Awe, I love your grandparents' story. And, I'll be on the lookout for Cupid's arrow for you!

Jean MP said...

Loved reading about your grandparents, brought a smile to my face.
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L. Brannon said...

Your grandparents sound perfect. You see so many couples like that but they do just seem to fit. I enjoyed the story.

Bailey Stewart said...

I too have never married, but was surrounded by successful marriages from my parents 52 years (his death) to stories of grandparents' lives. I've reached a point where I'm no longer looking for cupid, I just want a sugar daddy who'll pay me to stay away from him .... so if I see that little guy with wings, I'll certainly send him your way.

Diana Ward Mercado said...

I'm a believer in love at first sight. I'm one of those such stories. Only married for 3 1/2 year's, together 5. Still get butterflies and see him as my knight in shining armour! I love you honey

Rita said...

Your grandparents sound like a lovely couple.

Karilyn Bentley said...

Thank you for sharing Kathy! Loved hearing about your grandparents! Here's a wish for Cupid to fly your way. :)

AquarianDancer said...

This is such a sweet post. I also love that Keep Calm graphic. :-D

Jennifer Haddad said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely story! Wishing for Cupid to fly your way!

bn100 said...

Lovely story

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Kathy Ivan said...

Hi Lana, thanks for dropping by. My grandparents were my inspiration for true love. They were very special.

Kathy Ivan said...

Hi Barb. Just tell Cupid not to hurt me too badly when he shots me, and be very careful where he aims! LOL

Kathy Ivan said...

Hi Jean MP! Thanks for coming by. Whenever I remember my grandparents, I always get a smile on my face, too. They were something special together.

Kathy Ivan said...

Hi L. Brannon. Thanks for stopping by and visiting with the Princesses. Yes, my grandparents truly did FIT. You recognize it when you see it. Some people just work together. They did.

Kathy Ivan said...

Hi Bailey. Well, it's good to know I'm not alone in my singleness. LOL I'd love to find a sugar daddy too to keep me in the style I want and need and really should have. Someone to watch over me, so i can get to all the fun stuff. LOL Thanks for stopping by.

Kathy Ivan said...

Hi Diana Ward Mercado and thank you, too, for stopping by and visiting with the Princesses. I am a huge believer in love at first site. That special spark, that attraction that draws us to one person. It's real and alive and doing well. Congratulations on finding your special someone.

Kathy Ivan said...

Rita, thanks for visiting. My grandparents really were a very special couple and I miss them every single day. They were a shining example of what true love means.

Kathy Ivan said...

Hi Karilyn. Yes, definitely direct Mr. Cupid my way. I think he must have lost my address. LOL

Kathy Ivan said...

Hi Aquarian Dancer. Thanks for dropping by and spending a few minutes with me and the Plotting Princesses. Yes, I love that graphic took. We all need to dream and believe. It's what gets us through each day.

Kathy Ivan said...

Hi Jennifer! Welcome to the Plotting Princesses. I appreciate your support and friendship, and really do wish Cupid would flutter his wings and find his way to my house. I need a good man (like the ones I write about). That would be perfect. :-)

Sally Felt said...

Well, Kathy, you're pretty spectacular all on your own. But if I see Cupid, I'll put a bug in his ear for ya. :)

Pamela Stone said...

Hi Kathy,

I've been married to my childhood sweetheart 40 years last month. I dated some guys who made my heart pitter patter. I dated a couple really good looking ones, a couple boy next door types, etc. But there is just something about that one person that...works. So, yes, if I see that little guy with wings flying around here, I'll nudge him your way.

Kathy Ivan said...

Well, thank you, Sally. :-) Us single gals really are pretty spectacular in our own right, but a little extra companionship and a whole lot of love never go amiss.

Kathy Ivan said...

Pam, you're one of the lucky ones to have that special someone that you've been able to share your life with for 40 years. Wishing you many, many more.

Kelly L Lee said...

There's something wonderful about love stories of our grandparents, isn't there? Thanks for sharing yours!

Alana Amaro said...

My grandparents still had their romantic spark until they passed. I love wearing her wedding ring to remind me that love is out there.
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karla eakin said...

Kathy you would never know you haven't found true love, especially when you read your books. Your soul is definitely one of a true romantic and I know Cupid isn't done with you yet. Your grandparents love is something to aspire to. Thank you for sharing.

Kimberly Dawn said...

Great story about your grandparents. I wish there were more people that had values like they used to. Things have changed so drastically.

Kathy Ivan said...

Kelly, I loved reading about your grandparents, too. You/re right, there is something special about seeing the love your grandparents share, it's a precious thing.

Kathy Ivan said...

Alana, that is so sweet! What a great tribute to your grandmother, that you can wear and admire her wedding ring. Thanks so much for stopping by. :-)

Kathy Ivan said...

Ah, Karla, thanks so much. I do pour my heart and soul into every book, trying to show that love is a special and precious gift and we need to cherish it. Thank you so much for stopping by and four your kind words.

Kathy Ivan said...

Kimberly, I know exactly what you mean. People today don't seem to realize that love is a gift, that we still need to work at maintaining that spark to build it into a roaring fire. Things have changed, but love never does. :-)

Armenia said...

Love is easy but relationships need continual massaging to work successfully. After 22 years of marriage one thing I've learned is that compromise is the rule.

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Kim V said...

Love happens when it happens!