In this article, you, my dear reader, will find some details about my life and lives of the people I love. Why do I write about it? Well, the easy answer is: I Can! The more complicated answer is short and simple. It is cathartic. We love to read about other people if the story is compelling and interesting. I am a husband, father, and writer. I am also a Mormon. My faith is the cornerstone of my identity as a human and the subject of what makes me... well, me. I wrote a book about. What I did not want to put in that book I will write about from time-to-time on this blog.
Like Nephi from the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, I think no record is complete without a history of my parents. Since my mother is the parent with whom I grew to maturity, I have the most to say about her. Mom's life is incredible! As the one-time self-professed black sheep of the family, she recounted often how unhappy her childhood seemed. Grandma, Lilly Bell, had to work, so Mother’s relatives cared for her.
I love each time Mother would sing it because she came alive. In fact, she came alive every time she sang gospel music! It was her release.