My Dad

1:00 AM

With Father's Day right around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to share with you a little about one of my biggest supporters and one of the people that has the strongest belief that my writing will take me far - My Dad

From the time I was young, Dad read to us kids often. In fact, if you're a newsletter subscriber, you're going to be getting a fun document where I share some of the titles I most vividly remember. He loved to read and wanted use to explore different genres and types of stories. I'm a far more rounded reader because of him.

He has led our family with quiet strength. He has always been an example of being slow to speak and slow anger. He always has such godly advice, let has often let us make our own decisions so we could learn from them.

Even in these last few years, as he's walked through the difficulty of MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment) and faced the possibility of dementia in his future, his chief concern has been preparing his family well for what is to come. 

When I'm discouraged about all the hours I'm pouring into my writing with very little to show for it, He's the one who tells me to keep going, that one day, I'll make it. No one thinks more highly of my work then he does.

Many of the fathers in my stories are based on him because I cannot think of a better model.

I know that he is not perfect, and I have seen him mess up and apologize for his actions. However, I cannot think of anyone I would rather have for a father.

Tell me about your Dad.

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  1. I loved reading this! <3 A perfect post for Father's Day. :)
    My dad is one of my biggest writing supporters as well. Strong and encouraging, he truly leads our family and is always here for us when we need him. :) I'm so, so thankful for him and the role he plays in our lives!

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  2. Our father was orphaned at age 7 and a half. He was one of 13 children. Most died at infancy. The ones who did survive did not live to middle age. He and a few of his siblings went to an orphanage. he started to work at age 13. He was a loving father to us and our older sister. He loved to learn things despite leaving school at an young age. He made himself a success at his job despite having a difficult and sad childhood. He taught us to never give up in life no matter what hardships you may have. Dad was the one who taught Marilyn to drive. Unfortunately we lost dad in 1990. We still miss him every day. Happy Father's Day to your dad Sarah.God Bless.
    Marion and Marilyn

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