So, this past week has been one of the toughest ones I've had in a few years. It is the 16th anniversary of my father's passing. Every year, and sometimes in between, when I am missing him, I usually pull up a video of him telling me that he loves me and that he is proud of me. But this year something strange happened!! The video was gone. Yes, gone. No where to be found. I searched all of my social media networks, email accounts, and phones; but there was nothing there. To me... that was a nail in the heart. I needed to hear his voice, I needed to know that he was proud of me, I needed to simply see his face... but the video was GONE!
But then there was PURPOSE, starring me in the face.
I shared my thoughts, concerns, worry, and tears with my husband. Although he tried to comfort me as much as possible, it wasn't working. At that point, I was just a stubborn 43 year old woman who wanted her daddy. How silly is that? ... well, it was true.
After watching a movie with one eye, and trying to find old email passwords from long ago to rummage through the emails in hopes to find this missing video, I stumbled across something. I let my husband read it and he said, "Write a book. It's what you do". After a few minutes of pondering, I opened my laptop and begin to write. Thinking I was finished, I woke up the next morning and began to add things to it. The entire time, I cried uncontrollably until abruptly, I stopped. I hit save, and walked away full of tears and told my husband that I couldn't do it anymore. I simply can't write another word.
As he sat there and read it, I noticed tears coming from his eyes and he said, this is beautiful. Not everyone have these memories; however, some do have it. You need to release this so that someone else can connect with you.
And so on the day of his 16th heavenly birthday, I did not move from my position until I released "Daddy's Girl", which is now available on Amazon.com and Kindle for only 0.99 cent. Download your copy today.