Happy German Unity Day! (Tag Der deutschen Einheit)

Tag der deutschen Einheit

I would be remiss not to blog on a day that will forever be etched in my heart. Way back in the Land Before Time, 1989, I was a just a little slip of a thing, and it was way past my bedtime. I remember being completely disoriented as my mom woke me from my dreamless sleep, excitement in her voice.

“Girls!” she whispered. “Wake up! You need to see this.”

My sister and I clamored out our beds; I know that I was still little enough to have pajama bottoms with the footies on the end of them. As we stood in front of the television rubbing our sleepy eyes, my parents watched on in excitement, joy making their eyes wide and bright.

“Remember this.” My mom said as she pulled us close into a tight hug. “You’re watching history happen.”

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Years later, this memory would end up taking on so much more significance in my life, and each time October 3rd rolls around, I remember this day with gratitude and tears in my eyes for so many reasons. “Die Mauer ist weg.” And I have an amazing family, and my child has a phenomenal history.

Es ist nicht realistisch zu denken, dass unser Demokratie Fehlerfrei ist. Es gibt Momente wo ich die Schlagzeilen lesen und denke, ach Gott, wo sind wir nun gelandet? Aber ich weiß, dass Deutschland, genauso wie Amerika, immer noch viel zu feiern hat. Die deutsche Wiedervereinigung symbolisiert die Hoffnung, und kein Mensch soll sie aufgeben. Ein Mauer steht noch vor uns, und diesmal müssen wir unsern Herzen öffnen. Es ist kein leichter Weg, aber wir schaffen es!

Sending Love and Light to all of you.

©Atina Atwood 2018 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time

– Atina Atwood is a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, Romance. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for more.

 

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Atina Atwood

I'm a writer who believes that everyone has the right to love and be loved, consent is not optional, and souls connect beyond the boundaries of race, gender, nationality, or language. Love is Love. It always has been, and it always will be. Because I do my best to live a faith-based, holistic lifestyle, aspects of this will often be reflected in my work. This is an integral part of who I am. My novels, short stories, and novellas have main characters that are strong-willed and purpose-driven, and there is always a happily-ever-after (HEA). The stories vary in heat-level, from sweet young adult first-love romantic stories to contemporary romance tales with a dash of suspense and tastefully sensual moments. I hope that you’ll join me on my journey, and get to know and love my characters and their stories as much as I do.

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