It’s always a pleasure to have author Michelle Stimpson on the blog. Today, she’s talking about a subject that many have had to deal with: not knowing our fathers. I pray you’ll be blessed. Take it away, Michelle.
As you may know, CaSandra McLaughlin and I have a new release coming out in a matter of weeks. The book, Deacon Brown’s Daughters, is about a man who sired four children with four different women but had no relationship with his offspring once the relationship with the mothers ended.
It’s a touchy subject for so many people who didn’t grow up with their natural fathers. It’s also something that hit home for me. My mother and father divorced when I was a toddler. He stayed in California, my mother moved back to Texas. She remarried and I got a wonderful new dad, who raised me as his own – thank God!
But I did have questions about my biological father. What happened? Why didn’t he try to contact me? Did he miss me all those years?
Well, writing Deacon Brown’s Daughters stirred up some of those questions, and I wanted to get some answers. It was good writing research, of course, but it also gave me a new perspective on my father that also helps me appreciate my dad and my Heavenly Father even more.
Here’s part 1 of that interview, conducted by fellow author Kendra Holmes. I pray that it will be a blessing to you and give you the courage to ask questions, seek answers, and perhaps gain new perspective on the fact that parents are people, too.
Listen to Michelle’s full interview: https://youtu.be/09kqH45JzmY