Live For Today
By Sandra Steiner
Lily looked over her shoulder and, seeing no one, began to relax. It was just her imagination. It had to be, didn’t it? She could not remember a time when she did not feel as though someone was watching her. Sitting on the beach watching the calm water always seemed to help to ease the panic. The waves were gently lapping against the driftwood on the beach. The sound of the seagulls was soothing. The smell of the salty ocean air was comforting. So why couldn’t she just relax? Today, it did not seem to be working. Last night the dreams had kept her awake through most of the night. If only she knew what they meant. She was so tired of them. They had plagued her for her entire life, as long as she could remember anyhow. Today was a day filled with questions, and she just wanted answers. All her life she had worked at blocking memories. Maybe it was time for her to lay her past to rest. The idea of it terrified her, and she really wasn’t sure why. She wanted to move forward in her life; it was time.
This is about a woman named Lilly that was adopted as a child she has nightmares all the time and has memory gaps of her life. She is always looking over her should thinking someone is watching her but no one is ever there. She can’t remember a time when she did not feel this way. She decides to leave the beautiful seaside town that she has been living in and go back to where she grew up with her adoptive parents. She finds a job taking care of a lady that has been ill she soon becomes great friends with the woman and her daughter. In her off time from work she seeks out to find out as much as she can about who she is and where she came from. There are some shocking revelations and tense moments that had me sitting on the edge of my seat talking back to the book!
I loved how the story was written in the third person, it was like a story was being told to me and I was the recipient of all the news. There was life and feeling within all the words and the characters where loveable, ones I would like to have as my own friends.
Over all this was a heartwarming story that I recommend reading. Thank you Sandra for writing such a wonderful story.