As I write this, I’m preparing to leave for my destination wedding. By the time you read this, the wedding will have already happened and I’ll be back in Oregon.

Those of you who know me personally know this is not my first marriage. It’s not even my second. Third time’s the charm for me, apparently.

As for the groom, well, it’s his fourth. He thought he wouldn’t get married again after the third “strike” (as he called it).

So, why get married again? All I can say is the all that romantic lovey-dovey stuff you hear…well, it’s true. When you (finally) find the person you were meant to be with, everything looks and feels different. Colors are brighter. Love songs and poetry make sense. The world feels full of endless potential.

Or maybe we’ve just finally gotten good at this after all the practice <grin>.

I’ve never looked forward to a wedding before (yes, I know, should have been a sign…), but I’m very much looking forward to this one. I guess because this is the only one that’s truly mattered to me.

We’ve asked our guests not to give us gifts, but I’d like to share a gift with you. Like many things that seem different now, I have a much deeper understanding of Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s wonderful story “Something Blue” than I did when I first published it years ago.

Now, I have a very important engagement to attend to. So, please click here to enjoy your free copy of “Something Blue.”

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.