Thursday, June 25, 2009

Great Dads

In June we celebrate Father’s Day. My dad passed away in 2000, but what I remember about him is his laughter. That laughter was a joyous thing to hear. He was never down or moody, but an even-keeled man who always lifted my spirits. He was the only person on this planet that called me ‘Bobbie’. (That’s another story.) There are times now, when I wish I could pick up the phone and talk to him. He was a painter and the painting above is one he did.

In the book that’s coming out in Oct, GUARDED SECRETS the hero has lost both of his daughters to a rare genetic disease. He starts the book with a wounded heart. The person that pulls him out of his drunken haze was the daughter of his partner. When he woke up on the couch at his partner’s house, she told him that Jesus could heal his heart---truth out of the mouth of a babe.

My heroine has a daughter, the same age as the hero daughter would’ve been if she'd lived. She also touches a place in my hero’s heart, bringing joy and hope to his life. I put that man through the wringer, but he came out victorious. It is his response to her daughter that wins the heroine’s heart. He was a great father to his daughters and becomes a great father to the heroine’s daughter.

How has your father blessed your life? What is the one thing that you remember most about your father?


L said...

Definitely his laughter and hard work.

Edna said...

I would love to win all four of the books this month, you folks don't know how much I love to read, I will do a good review for you on Amazon. I like the suspense stories but don't like to not know what happened in the end as the book I read last night, It has left me to beg or anything to get the other books, A Cloud of Suspection is the one I read and the only one I have, looked to buy it at harlequin suspence and they were out of the last one, but I loved Pat's book, she is so nice, now I need the others.


Project Journal said...

The book sounds great! I wish it was coming out sooner, though. In July, I am going on a 10 day trip overseas. At least on the plane rides I will have a lot of reading time!
What I remember most about my dad is his love of having fun. He was always the "fun guy" while my mom was "Mrs. Discipline" or the party pooper! He loved it, she didn't. That's how I remember my childhood with them, though. Now they're still like that, just not together. Now, Dad has had to take on some of the discipline and Mom gets more fun time. (My parents are divorced, so it had to be evened out)