Military Spouse Life

His Giving Heart

One of the things I love most about my husband is his heart. Saturday, he and my cousin Joey participated in a motorcycle ride to raise money for kids in our area with cancer. When they were done with the main part of the ride, Talia and I caught up with them to follow to the last stop for the after party.

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I don’t know the numbers, but it was cool watching at least 100 bikes pull out.

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One of the local fire departments provided an escort.

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So I got to follow from John’s Island to Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina, (USA).wp-1466965960829.jpg

Beautiful, right? I can’t wait to move!!! Haha!

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These are just SOME of the bikes…..keep in mind, there were a lot of 2 passenger bikes.

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Bill on the left, with Talia (who just woke up) and my cousin Joey. Yes, I know he looks like Corey Feldman….but we are Italian, so I imagine he’s much shorter.

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I have no idea what was so funny here, but everyone had a good time….even if we didn’t know there was a pool and bring someone’s swimsuit. Talia got upset each time she saw the pool. Kid thinks she’s a fish!

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After dinner we headed home……

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with these professional pictures!

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We even had enough time for a bedtime story. Grandma sent a new book and we have only ready it about 200 times!

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Military Spouse Life

Writing Through Sadness

Again with the tragedy in my family. On Monday my cousin Brian lost his wife, Angie. She was 35. I don’t have the details of what happened, but it really made me sad this week. I did not go to GA (I’m in SC) for the funeral because of the pregnancy. Traveling is extremely uncomfortable for me.

Instead, I’ve been working diligently on my novel, Seeking Sita. This morning I spent over an hour on the phone with my mother, going over chapters 1-3 and fixing grammar. I feel really great about the start to this book, so on my writing website (www.TinaRussoKinney.com) I am going to post the first chapter. Hopefully the right agent will see it and want more!

In the meantime, Literary Crazy is still with my professor, whom I would like an opinion from before I continue to send to agents. I sent the two agents who requested the proposal from #PitMad their copies, and received rejection from one already. My mom felt bad (I think) and was quick to remind me James Patterson received something crazy like 39 rejection before he got his first book deal.

When I’m not writing, I’m reading to Talia who is LOVING books. She really enjoys being read to and helping turn the pages. We went to story time last Saturday and hopefully we will go again tomorrow and make it our Saturday mom and daughter date. It helps that Barnes and Noble has cheesecake to share after story time!

I encourage you to head over to my website this week and check out Chapter 1 of Seeking Sita. I would love some feedback! Also, feel free to share here what you’re working on!