Category Archives: Fathers and Daughters

WHAT MY INNER WRITER DREAMS ABOUT

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Early morning view from my corner

Next to the window, morning light flows over me as I sit in my green velvet wingback chair. Sipping cautiously on steaming cappuccino that’s warming my hands, I listen to early birdsong while breathing in the view of my backyard.

I’m in a little corner of my office.

But really, this particular corner is not my office. Oh, the rest of everything in the room is –the custom cherry file cabinet, the desk and the tall storage unit with bi-fold doors. But not this little corner.

No, here in this corner I’m not in my office. I’m in my haven, the place where I let my imagination have its way with me. Continue reading

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NOTHING COMPARES TO BEING IN DADDY’S ARMS

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I don’t have kids, but I AM the favorite aunt to my nieces and nephew.  And lucky for me, they’ve been busy adding children and spouses to our family. So guess what? A new baby just arrived! She is so beautiful.

The daddy of our new baby girl is taking time off from work. So for two whole weeks, they just get to be family together, without the long hours that usually keep Daddy away.

Thinking about this earlier today led me to thinking about all the young fathers in my family. I admire them, Continue reading

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WHY DADS DANCE WITH THEIR DAUGHTERS

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THE TEARS

My mom rarely cried. At least not in front of me. But when her tears did happen, a jolt of fear would race through my heart. Because if Mom cried, that meant something really, really bad must have happened.

But not this time.

This time was different. A little more than five years ago, my mom was feeling weak, but we didn’t know how sick she was. If we did, she wouldn’t have been driving. And I wouldn’t have been distracting her by singing my latest song.

I’m glad I didn’t know. Continue reading

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