During an evening TV news broadcast this past winter, I watched a story about a man whose wife had just been killed. What inspirited me to write this book was this statement: qEverything I go through now, I'll have to go through without my wifeq (paraphrased). I didn't even know the man personally, but I had the overwhelming desire to reach out an empathetic hand to him and reassure him he'd make it. The result was an elaborate qyou can do itq letter. The major challenges and opprotunities are examined through 13 chapters: The sudden absence of Mom, the responsibilities of Dad, remembering Mom, long-term effects of discipline, strong communications skills, support from friends and family, time management, lasting work ethic, spiritual grounding in the home and community, putting sex in its place, the need for Dads to continue living, how the first eleven chapters equip you for tragedy, and hope of the future. While not a textbook or manual, the chapters are laid out with a common foundation, anecdotes, spirituality and poetry. Experiences that have caused tears of laughter and heartbreak, quotes from the best source available, the Bible, and poetry that expresses the thoughts of the current subject.I was dancing and saw how much fun life really was and that I was missing it. ... the impression that women get goose-bumps all over when a man offers them flowers and poems and chivalrous stuff like that-wrong! ... it would be beneficial for my daughter to see how a man should treat a lady so shea#39;ll know what to expect.
|Title||:||His Child, Her Dad|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2000-07-01|