No Greater Love was written throughout the last 40 years. I have dedicated this book to my mother, grandmother and mother in law. Each of these beautiful women contributed such a valuable part to my life and my growth.
My mother Margaret Frieze was such a loving and tender woman. She has left me with so many really fantastic memories. I was truly fortunate to have been placed in her life. since i was raised by my grandparents i always felt like both a daughter and a sister to my mom. it was as we both grew older that our lives became so entwinded. i always understood her, always respected her, and always loved her with my entire heart. the last words she ever spoke to me were I LOVE YOU. My grandmother Marie Jenkins was such a pioneer. she was the most dependable, reliable and steady person i think i have ever known. her death was my first time for losing someone so very special to me. she would be followed by my mother in law and stepfather in 1987, my brother Michael in 1990 and then my son Michael and his cousin Matthew Jenkins within 8 weeks of each other in the end of 2002 and beginning of 2003. it is my grandmother to whom i give the most credit for giving me the tenacity to face difficult situations and still remain strong. if i hadnt had her example before me things would have been much more difficult.
My mother in law Lenora Derryberry was an angel. she embodied the essence of love, hope, faith and caring. A more beautiful person you would be wont to find. She was the most wonderful person i ever knew. the faith that she shared with me became my foundation when my life has taken a strange twist or two. if i did not have my faith i never would have been able to survive this last year.
So my second book ''No Greater Love'' is a testament of what was given me love without reservations. unconditional love no matter what. we all make mistakes in our life but it is our growth from lifes upsets that defines who we are. i would like everyone coming away from this book to feel refreshed and know that if you really want to you can change anything.