Last month I introduced you to a brand new author, Robert Jones as he shared some thoughts with us.
Today, Robert shares something he treasures.....
Most of our parents worked at night and most worked variable shifts. This meant that mothers and fathers crossed paths only briefly each day and that younger children were often cared for by older siblings. In retrospect, I'm surprised at how we persevered. While I certainly had friends regularly getting into trouble, I treasure most of the memories I have of this time. I remember taking care of my friends and I remember them taking care of me. We made our own families.
Las Vegas was and is about money. Christmas gifts were often cash, even for children. The gift I remember most fondly came from a friend who turned this money into something special. He took us shopping and bought us what we had wanted for Christmas. Afterwards, he took us to the movies. I still recall sitting next to him that day, smiling broadly, so thankful for my friend.
Oh wow, Robert definitely precious memories to treasure! Thanks for sharing.
Robert Jones, like most parents, is a developing storyteller. He reads to his daughters nightly (and whenever they ask) and draws on analogies to explain complex ideas. He has also learned to improvise silly characters in even sillier situations to wrest his children from otherwise inconsolable moods. His stories are becoming books because of the insistence of his children that his characters be brought to life. While he wishes he could spend his days engaged in such important endeavors, he supports his family by working as a general manager for an eCommerce company.
Robert's first book, Happiness: A Lesson with Lulu, is available through Healthy Life Press, amazon.com, and wholesale to booksellers at Ingramcontent.com/retailers.
Watch the Book Trailer HERE!
This sounds like a wonderful book for children and grandchildren so I hope you'll support this young father and new author by grabbing a copy and I hope you'll join me each week for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight.
Until next time, take care and God Bless!