The Letter continues the story of Jessi from Until Forever as she comes to grips with being abandoned by her parents as she was growing up.
“Jessi softly returned the phone to its cradle. She knew this day would come although she didn’t expect it so soon. She had prepared herself but she still felt some odd stirrings within her that were most unexpected. Truthfully she had thought she would feel nothing.
Mark wrapped his arms around his wife. “I’m so sorry, honey.” He held her as she sobbed on his shoulder. Not because she mourned the man who fathered her, but because she mourned the relationship they never had and would now never have.”
Can healing and forgiveness take place beyond the grave? The Letter tells the tale of a broken father/daughter relationship and how communication can bring healing if the heart is willing.
About Darlene Shortridge (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Author)
My story. Hmm, that could be another book, and it will be someday. For the moment we’ll concentrate on Who I am—what makes me tick—and what I do.
Who am I? Good question. I’m not sure I even know the answer to that, at least not all the time. I can think of all the things I do. I’m a wife. I’m a mom. I’m a Nana. I’m a cook. I’m a writer. I’m a speaker. I’m a business owner. I’m a publisher. I do all sorts of things. The list could go on for pages.
As for who I am, first and foremost I’m a child of God, a servant doing His bidding—seeking His approval. My heart is for the broken, for the downtrodden. I’m a perfectionist who can easily forgive if the heart is involved. I’m a deep thinker. I get lost in creation. My family is my heart beat. Words fill holes and renew hope. Connection keeps me compassionate. Silence renews me.
The stories floating around my head are related to everything I am. They are not my stories, but they are mine to tell. I relate in big and small ways. I pray in some way these stories touch you and change you into who you are called to be.