Thursday, January 1, 2015

*Through Infinity by Libby Austin


When your past vanishes, what happens to your future?

Candice and Jason Woodruff had everything going for them: a strong marriage, the family they’d dreamed of, and successful businesses. When they made their wedding vows, they promised to love each other through infinity and beyond…but Candice doesn’t remember making that vow. Candice doesn’t remember the last eighteen years.

After a medical emergency, Candice awakens to find herself a married mother of four. She’s surrounded by a loving family of strangers, but Candice struggles to claim an identity while learning to be a wife and mother.
Candice is no longer the same woman Jason fell in love with all those years ago. Can they learn to love each other in this new reality?

Through Infinity is one woman’s journey as she rediscovers the love of her husband and children. But will that new found love be strong enough to carry them through infinity and beyond…





You Don’t Have to be Perfect to be a Perfect Mom

I’ve always admired you as a mother. You’ve made it look easy, even though I know you work your ass off at it. Quite frankly, you’re fucking intimidating. But you always supported me when I said I didn’t want to have kids, and you are the only one who didn’t crack jokes when I decided I wanted to have a baby. 

When I called you freaking out about how the baby was going to make his exit, you calmly said they had medication [.1] for that. Then I freaked out about the needle for those meds, and you told me that by the point I needed those meds, I wouldn’t give a shit about the size of the needle or where the doctors put it. And you were right, I would have let them stick that needle anywhere. 

The night I called you because I wasn’t sure I could do this motherhood thing, you told me I just needed some rest,[.2] and you offered to take the baby for the night. And when I called you at 3:30 in the morning to tell you we were on our way to get him, you didn’t say I told you so. 

You’ve always accepted me for who I am, and you taught me to embrace who I am as a mom and not to measure myself by others expectations. 

You’re a great friend, mentor, listener, advice giver, sister, and best worst cook ever. The best decision my brother ever made was to ignore me when I told leave you alone. 

Sisters Forever,


[.1]The medication they gave me didn’t do shit. The pain didn’t get to be unbearable until my water broke, and after that, the babies came so fast that they didn’t have time to do an epidural. Sorry, just a little bitter. I told my sister to ask for the epidural before she even changed into the hospital gown. Thank goodness she listened. 

[.2]This is another time I’m not sure about commas. I read that if the part after the coordinating conjunction is a complete thought, then it gets a comma. “Offered to take the baby for the night” isn’t a complete thought, but “You offered to take the baby for the night” is. Do you use the comma when the subject is inferred based in the earlier part of the sentence?

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Jason knew Candice's biggest Christmas wish was to remember the past eighteen years. As Thanksgiving approached, Candice retreated further within herself. Jason enlist the help of their family and friends to grant Candice's wish. Each wrote their cherished memories and sealed them in containers. The morning after Thanksgiving Candice awakened to find fifty numbered tins. When Christmas day arrived, will Candice be able to tell everyone thanks for the memories?

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Author Bio

One day some words came to mind, so I wrote them down. Soon the words became sentences, which formed paragraphs, which, in turn, formed chapters. Before long, those words had become a book. When I'm not reading or writing, I'm a wife, mother, and business owner. I've lived on the Gulf, East, and West Coasts, but as a born and raised Southern girl, my favorite will always be the Gulf Coast. There's just no place like home...

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