I’m sure if you think hard enough, you can identify someone in your life that you want to please. Usually it’s someone that you respect and look up to. Someone who doesn’t care for you in the way that you care for them.
In my case, it was my father. From an early age, I felt the sting of being overlooked and dismissed. No matter what I did, my attempts of making him proud never seemed to appear on his radar. In his presence, I was invisible.
So many of my memories of this man are all tangled up in the insecurities that I acquired over the years. One memory in particular stands out. It was at a party that we were both attending. I hadn’t seen him in over a month and desired to spend some time in conversation.
Once I entered the room, I saw him and he saw me. But instead of drawing close, he turned away and immediately became engaged in a conversation with another woman.
Even though my father has passed away, the tinge of hurt occasionally resurfaces. It was in one of these times I was prompted to write my new novel, Scattered Pieces. A story about two women with damaged pasts and how they experience healing through forgiveness.
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