Monday, November 23, 2009
Through no fault of my own, and without provocation or request, I was surgically inserted into this world in the Autumn of 1973. As it turns out, I am the son of a Viet Nam veteran father from Omaha, Nebraska and a Danish immigrant mother, who were never meant to be together in the first place, and later, you will understand why this is actually a good thing.
My friends in the blogosphere, the paragraph above is a rough draft first paragraph of the book I have decided to write titled, Fatherless To Fatherhood. Don't get me wrong, I've had a stepfather who is the most amazing man I have ever had the privilege to know, but I didn't always recognize that fact and I didn't always give him a fair chance. For the details of it all, I guess you will have to wait until I get it all down.
The book will take you on a journey through a rough beginning, an amazing mother who gave her all to do it on her own, an absent father, and the promise to oneself to not let the cycle repeat itself.
I am hoping that there are people out there who can relate to this story and how one chooses to deal with their circumstances. I will post a page here and there for input and constructive criticism and together I think we can make this project amazing.