At Harlequin Heartwarming, we are big fans of unlikely romances, so I'll tell you that my husband and I are nine years apart. We first met when I was working for my college's PR department at a camp where JT was a counselor, but we didn't reconnect until after I had graduated. Let me tell you that there's a big difference between 19 and 28 years old vs. 21 and 30 years old. When I remembered he was going to be attending some good friends' barbecue, my heart knew, and I was downright excited.
Fast forward a little over a year, I found myself walking down a petal-strewn aisle toward the soccer playing engineer with a keen eye for design, the only brain I've ever known that can see the big picture and the details with equal precision, the sense of humor made for mine, and the blue eyes I knew my babies would someday have.
Our ninth year had many highlights, and we have connected and communicated and supported each other better than we ever have. For that, I'm incredibly grateful. I couldn't ask for a better Huckleberry who supports my dreams and inspires me to be a better person.
Here's to year ten!
Laurie Tomlinson is an award-winning contemporary romance author living in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her stories are fueled by faith, steaming mugs of tea, and her belief that life should be celebrated with cupcakes and extra sprinkles. When she’s not writing, she enjoys baking with her two little sous chefs and testing new recipes on her husband—especially if she doesn’t have to do the dishes. Find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AuthorLaurieTomlinson or her website, www.laurietomlinson.com.
Her debut novel, With No Reservations, releases in May.