From the Author
We think it is pretty neat when a boy wants to follow hisfather's footsteps. But what if the child is a girl? And what if the year is inthe 1970s?
I had wonderful Christian parents who loved all theirchildren. Did we always feel that love? No we did not. And this theme plays outin the book. Birdie thinks if she works hard enough and long enough her fatherwill love her as much as he loves her older brothers.
Didyou know that many women do not realize that God intended them to have lifelong friendships with other women? Not just while they are single and supposedly carefree.
In other times and other cultures, the womenfolk banded together while the men went out into the hostile environment tohunt and provide for the family.
By cultivating friendships with other womenwe can be kinder to our husbands, who's minds work ... well ... let's face it theywork funny.
I learned right along with Birdie as she recognizedher shortcomings. The scriptures say we are all sinners. But how many of usreally see ourselves as God sees us? Are we afraid to ask Him to show us?
So many of you have let me know how thecharacters touched your heart. How you enjoyed watching Birdie, and Saradevelop their character arch. That you enjoyed watching their friendship grow.Thank you. They still live on in my heart.
I hope you enjoy reading the novel, Dreamingof A Father's Love as much as I enjoyed writing it.