Guest Posting on Coach Daddy!

Guest Posting on Coach Daddy!

When Eli, the author of the blog Coach Daddy, received my email sharing the fact that my book, DANGLED CARAT, was just published he immediately emailed me back. Not only did he express interest in reading my book (which, well, YEAH) he also asked me if I would be interested in guest posting on his blog.

Have you read his blog?  Well, if you have you will know that I immediately jumped at that chance…

And today is my day…  Eli’s blog focuses a lot on fathers, so it was fitting I wrote a post about my dad…


It is human nature, we take things for granted. We don’t appreciate things fully, especially when we are children. We think that every day will bring happiness. The worst problem that we think we will experience is a bad report card. And above all, we think that our parents will be around with us forever, watching us grow and become the people we were meant to be. I know that is how I felt …

But I was wrong. Bad things happen. Your father can die.

I was 14 when my childhood ended. One moment I was driving in the car with my dad, and then next minute he was in the hallway of my house having a stroke. I didn’t know what was happening, but I knew something was majorly wrong, so I called my mom at work and then 911.

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12 thoughts on “Guest Posting on Coach Daddy!

  1. That is such a special story. I lost both of my parents before I was 40 years old. Not as young as you – but still too young to be left adrift. My daughter will never know her grandparents and I have no one to give me advice on maturing.
    Dads are special to girls, too. Without my dad – I would not have known what football was all about.

    1. Katherine – I am so sorry for your loss. I am a firm believer that at any age you are still too young to lose a parent. when you wrote “adrift” I can relate. I think that many people feel that way – regardless of their age – like they are an orphan when both their parents pass. It is so hard and sad because our lives keep going and they miss out on it (especially in your case where you have a daughter). But I am a firm believer that their spirit remains with us and sees all the good in our lives and help us through the bad…

  2. We just came from reading your post on Coach Daddy. Thank you for sharing your story with such wonderful honesty and eloquent insight. Hugs and purrs to you, dear friend.

  3. Yes, Always tell those you love that you do.
    Dads Dad went suddenly also. He was just 20 and his father was 50, very young.
    Dad was in a very bad accident and they called from Ohio to Pa saying “You better come, now!” He woke up and then spent months in hospital He reminds everyone he knows to tell persons who mean something those simple little words
    I love you!

    1. Timmy – I am so sorry for what your dad had to go through. Twenty is too young for your dad to loose his dad, just as fifty was too young for his dad to have had to pass…

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