Why Write THIS Book?

That’s a great question asked by a friend to the Vine, Lesa Rose.  Recently, tucked in a comment, she asked why I wrote DADDY’s Girl Forever: Come Home to the Truth About God’s Heart Towards You.  I realized, then, my book announcement didn’t quite cut it and I needed to bare the book’s soul, and mine.

I always considered myself a daddy’s girl.  My dad is such my hero: strong, resilient, and responsible, with an intelligence far beyond his 5th grade equivalent education.  Who wouldn’t love an immigrant, blue-collar worker who worked hard to make sure his family had a comfortable life?  But every human hero fails, like the rest of us.  I never noticed, though, as the little girl often curled up on his lap.

The dynamic started changing during elementary school.  Everything became performance focused, less about our relationship.  My father became increasingly hard to please academically, with warm cuddles eventually replaced with quick hugs.  You can imagine how devastating that was for a girl who’d previously and effortlessly felt like her daddy’s delight.  —excerpt from DADDY’s Girl Forever

This new reality left me feeling exposed and vulnerable, but what’s a girl to do?  Well, when you grow up in NY, the daughter of immigrants you learn to suck it up and push through!  Using my father’s sparing approval, I fueled myself for the fight called life.  Like a warrior I pushed myself to excel in school, despite my father’s doubts I could ever be a physician.  I fought and won, I thought, until I realized my achievement didn’t win me his complete approval.  It just left me tired…

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This warrior began hearing the cry of the little girl inside me, louder and louder, until I could no longer ignore her.  She never stopped needing her daddy, but needed her DADDY all the more.  In the middle of outlining a book God gave me for mothers, I heard Him say, “My daughters need to enjoy me as Father before they can receive my message as mothers.”

As DADDY God poured out His heart to me, He confronted wrong beliefs I had about Him, largely because of my dynamic with my dad.  Writing this book wasn’t easy. Overwhelmed, I cried often at the keyboard, both in amazement and in mourning the distance I felt in my relationship with God the Father for more than 20 years. How exciting to discover my DADDY God loved me more than I ever realized, AND He intended on making it plain to me!  He still is…

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Do you know the beauty of the whole thing?  This book isn’t just for me.  He wrote it through me, to me, AND to every woman.  Even if your relationship with your dad is awesome, it’s just the appetizer.  It in no way compares to a dynamic relationship with DADDY God although, ideally, a good introduction.

DADDY’s Girl Forever is a love letter from God to His girls.  If you’ve never been a daddy’s girl, or you’ve “lost your seat” on your dad’s lap, don’t despair!  You never lost your seat on DADDY God’s lap; it’s available forever.  The God who made you, loves you, and longs for you to enjoy Him as DADDY.

It’s never too late for ANY woman to find identity, acceptance, and unconditional love in the ultimate DADDY-daughter relationship with God!

 


NOTE: I’m celebrating the freedom DADDY God has given me in Christ (as shared in my book)!  I invite YOU to join me.  The E-book is now $3.99, for the rest of July! 

Thanks for reading my post.  I hope you’re encouraged!
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My book is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Encourages women to move past the limits of their relationships with their fathers to find identity, acceptance, and unconditional love in the ultimate DADDY-daughter relationship with God.

What’s Going On?

Okay.  If you keep up with my blog, you’ve noticed a significant drop off in my posting.  There are many reasons for it and I wanted to keep my cozy [;-)] following in the loop…

  1. Writing the book.  This book has become a priority, since its completion requires momentum!  I know myself well enough to know getting it done, and well, will require a more singular focus.  That just doesn’t leave enough time to do both, considering the amount of time I put into my posts.  The amount of it took me to craft this one is nuts; that blasted attention to detail, I just can’t shake it 😉   I look forward to my posting picking back up once I finish the book!
  2. Possible change in blog direction/focus. I have loved using my blog as a personal online journal, and I’m honored by those of you who have followed me on this journey.  I’m considering broadening or changing the scope altogether, because blog traffic has come to a stand…still, it doesn’t seem an encouragement to many, and I may have another use for it. TBD!
  3. Entered a new season. With my husband’s retirement after 20 years in the military, we are finally settling down and establishing roots.  New state, in a part of the country we’ve never lived in before.  I can’t tell you how exciting that is! We literally just moved.  Moving is an adventure in itself, and requires great finesse on the part of this wife and mother!  Lord, help us acclimate to our new surroundings.  With the move also comes a change in our schooling.  Our season of homeschooling has come to an end. The boys will go back to public school and our daughter will enter public school as a first grader.    Even though we don’t have the grace for homeschool anymore, I will always be actively involved in my children’s education.  Transition to public school will require as much time as the transition to homeschooling, and, thankfully, I’ll be home to facilitate that.  Nothing like a praying, involved mama!

Needless to say, this summer will be jam-packed with change.  If you’ve read enough of my posts, you know change typically makes me want to vomit in my mouth (yes, I said that). Thankfully the Lord is shepherding us through it all.  Hope you continue to hang in there with me as I continue to walk in faith!