Most little girls dream of meeting their Prince Charming, getting married, and becoming a mother like something they read in a fairy tale. For some lucky girls, life goes just as planned but for others, the fairy tale gets rewritten into something that reads more like a mystery. And then, there are girls like me whose story turns out to be a little bit of both. Like the fairy tale, I met my Prince Charming and we got married, but then my road to motherhood became unexpected, complicated, and unpredictable just like a good mystery. Fortunately, I always knew that life had a plan for me and that if I never gave up, I would one day find my happy ending.
The longing to love and be loved is an instinct we all share. In my pursuit of this dream, there was a chapter in my life when I mourned the loss of a love, had faith in finding a new one, and then rejoiced when love gave me a second chance. It was the four charms of faith, hope, love and luck that gave me strength. The words of these poems are a reflection of this time in my life. They were written and are being shared in the hope they may provide inspiration to other souls that, too, navigate these rocky waters.
Suzanne Styles is a young and beautiful woman vacationing on the island of St. Lucia. It’s a trip she hopes will help her move past feelings of guilt that have recently put her life on hold. When friendships and romance unexpectedly blossom in this tropical paradise, she will find that only if she can learn to follow her heart will she start to live again.
It is one year later and Suzanne Styles’ life is like a bittersweet dream. With the love of her life still by her side, she watches as her father’s health continues to deteriorate and she is faced with the reality that they are running out of time. In order to survive, Suzanne must come to accept that control is but an illusion and that the only predictability in her life is the unpredictable.