Dad What Is Family
I am a divorced dad of 8 year old twin boys, and I get asked a lot of questions and last week my sons asked me the meaning of family. I think they asked because both my parents have passed away, my father died before they were born and my mother died before they were old enough to remember her.
I thought about the question for a moment realizing my answer must be something that an eight year old can understand. I told them that a family is a group of people that love each other, that support each other in good times and bad and help each other if someone in the family needs help.
They looked at me in that this is now going through my brain look kids give you and they asked. We are your family right they asked. I said of course you are. Then they asked me who else is your family.
Once again I thought about it for a second and I said well boys you know how I wrote the book Mr. Breeze, they nodded that they did. Well Mr. Breeze thinks we should all treat each other like family and we should all try to care about each other and try to live all together in peace.
One of my sons said, but Dad Mr. Breeze is not for real you made him up. They both found that funny. Yes I told them Mr. Breeze is not for real and yes I made him up but what he wants from all of us is not a bad thing is it.
They gave that I’m thinking look again and one of them said. That would be great if the whole world was like that, is that what you would want? I answered yes it is. You should do it then dad you should change the world my son said.
What is that expression out of the mouths of babes.
About the Author:
Morrie Richfield lives in Pennsylvania with his two sons, his dogs and his cat. He is working on his next novel, and he still dreams that someday the world will be a better place for all of us to live.
His latest book is the inspirational novel, Mr. Breeze.
Visit his website at www.mrbreezethenovel.com.
About the Book:MR. BREEZE (the title is inspired by a song by the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd) follows the increasingly amazing experiences of freelance photojournalist Michael Ryan as he hears of stories about a man named Zack, who can seemingly perform inhuman feats that could be called miraculous. Ryan eventually meets Zack and becomes, at Zack’s insistence, Zack’s messenger. Along the way, a dog named Rover, who also possesses otherworldly powers, joins Zack and Ryan in their adventures, which include a remarkable visit to the Centers for Disease Control, in Atlanta, in search of a cure for AIDS.
The secret of who Zack is and why he has chosen Ryan to tell his story to the world forms the surprising and moving climax to the book.
And there is a MR. BREEZE sequel in the works, Richfield notes. The working title is REVELATION: THE RETURN OF MR. BREEZE. “The second book is about how we take that message (from the first book) and what we do with it.”
In the meantime, Richfield hopes that readers of MR. BREEZE find the storytelling compelling. I also would like them to be entertained and to want to tell others about it. If they come away wanting to be a better human being, that would be a huge plus.”
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