A Father First

Author: Gary D. Henry

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481731130

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 351

View: 6823


This is the story of a dedicated father. Thomas Stevens grew up as a farmers son in rural Nebraska. He, his three brothers, and three sisters helped their parents around the farm as much as they could. He loved the business aspect of farming more than the sweat and hard work and told of his desires at an early age to the displeasure of his father. An understanding and loving man, Thomas father would not insist that his children remain on the farm and assisted young Thomas in his pursuits. Christmas was a special time for the Stevens household, and the family made it a weeklong celebration within the old farmhouse. Thomas became quite wealthy. Through quirks of fate, he met a woman in trouble named Emily. Given Thomass upbringing, he quickly came to her aid and soon fell in love with her. Thomass selflessness and kindness toward others impressed Emily, and she learned quickly that Thomas was the man she had always hoped to meet. Together they had a child named Sarah. Sarah provided much love and laughter in their happy household, and Thomas could see that Sarah possessed a level of kindness and caring that angels might envy. All seemed perfect until one day a simple trip to the grocery store and an out of control car hit Emilys car head on and took her life. Thomas was devastated, but he had Sarah and his family to help him pull through the terrible trauma and devastating grief. Years went by until another accident sent Thomas again into a depression that lasted much of the remainder of his life. Thomas, young Sarah, and two of Sarahs cousins got into Thomass car. He inadvertently neglected to lock Sarah securely into her seat belt, and a head-on accident sent his beautiful twelve-year-old daughter through the windshield, paralyzing her for life. Thomas vowed to make things right, but Sarah harbored a lifetime of resentment and bitter hatred toward her father and eliminated him from her life. Thomas tried everything to regain her love, but nothing he did would restore her trust or rekindle their loving relationship. He set out on an incredible journey that reaped him astonishing successes in his business world but one fraught with heart-wrenching depths into dementia, loss, prison, and despair, all for the sole purpose of restoring his and Sarahs relationship and life together as a family. He was a father first and that was the only success he sought. He did not care how long it took or the depths to which he had to sink to get there. He was determined to restore his daughters affections even though she was oblivious to her fathers good deeds. They lived a lifetime apart with Sarah not knowing or caring how much she meant to Thomas and how much her absence from his life had devastated him.

The Everything Father's First Year Book

Author: Vincent Iannelli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440506019

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 4183


Change a diaper? Soothe a crying baby? Function on just a few hours of sleep? Anything moms can do, dads can do--with a little help! Becoming a father is a colossal event in a man's life. For nine months, he thought about, worried about, and dreamed about his new child, and finally his little bundle of joy is here. So, now what? This all-in-one guide shows new dads how to: Bond with their new baby Interpret baby's cries Be supportive to their partner Handle the changes to their relationship and sex life Childproof the house Plus, this new edition features updated advice on safety issues like vaccinations, financial issues like health insurance and retirement, and cool high-tech gadgets to track and treasure each moment of their new baby's life. Complete with medical advice and practical information, this is the new dad's key to raising a happy and healthy baby.

Father's First Steps

Author: Robert W. Sears,Robert Sears,James M. Sears

Publisher: Harvard Common Press

ISBN: 9781558323353

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 168

View: 8401


The sons of the authors of the best-selling William and Martha Sears parenting guides discuss twenty-five aspects of new fatherhood to offer reassuring advice on such topics as taking time off from work, understanding a baby's cries, and supporting breastfeeding efforts. By the authors of The Baby Book.

A Father's Love

Author: Lavita Stokes

Publisher: Roni Brown

ISBN: 1426900732

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

View: 7130


Meet a young woman who takes a period of time to reflect upon her own painfully raw childhood experience. While the reader may not have the ability to see visible pictures, the objective is to create word imagery by traveling through the halls of past pain and baggage, to better understand the human aspect that lies behind the statistic. Lavita is a mother who adores her children and pours her love and energy into creating a nurturing environment for each one of them. In fact, it is through her children that she learns that she has yet to move beyond her yearning for a Father who never fully acknowledged her. Despite the fact that God placed individuals in her life to act in a surrogate role, including a compassionate husband, she yet hurts. This is her story, it may also be your story, and from a broader perspective it is a tragic human story. But tragedy is only the first half because on the other side of pain exists the possibility of redemption. Beyond the statistics, beyond the cold facts, there is a lesson learned about the importance of Fatherhood, of taking responsibility. There is much to be learned about the dynamic and life changing power of, A Father's Love.

Blessings of a Father

Author: Deji Badiru

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475970501

Category: Education

Page: 134

View: 6868


This book is about my time and positive educational experiences at Saint Finbarr’s College, Akoka-Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. With the passage of time, knowledge of the immense contributions of Father Slattery is moving into the deeper recesses of our memories. The purpose of this book is to revive and keep the memory alive for the benefit of future generations of students, teachers, parents, school administrators, and government officials in Nigeria. This book, Blessings of a Father: Education Contributions of Father Slattery at Saint Finbarr’s College, is a second and updated printing of the first edition, Blessings of a Father, first published in Nigeria in 2005. This current printing is intended to facilitate a wider and more archival distribution of the book, whose first edition received rave reviews. It is hoped that through this book and other dedicated archival manuscripts, the legacy of Father Denis J. Slattery and what the Catholic Church did for education in Nigeria shall never die.

A Father’S Love

Author: Nikki Lejeune

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512731609

Category: Religion

Page: 206

View: 9762


Journey with Mike & Nikki as they open doors to show the importance of how a fathers love profoundly impacts his children. Youll be swept through a maze of emotion as you laugh and cry through their exploitsfrom the delivery room to datingand experience with them the power of simple letters or creating unforgettable, life-altering moments. Captured in well-crafted stories are life lessons to challenge us to cherish the times that touch our hearts and chisel our character, and to stop and reflect on whether we, as either parent or child, have set the bar high enough for the role we want to play in the lives of the people we treasure. Mike and Nikki have reflected and savored their love in A Fathers Love. Their journey is shared with us to encourage and at times challenge us on our own path. Enjoy the stroll and be inspired. Gregg Matte pastor of Houstons First Baptist Church and author of Unstoppable Gospel What a beautiful and heartfelt journey Nikki and Mike have shared with all of us who are fathers (and sons) wanting so desperately to do the best job we canand hoping everyone survives our bumbles and stumbles and best intentions. Grab your favorite beverage and enjoy the readits worth every moment. Verne Harnish, author of Scaling Up, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, and columnist for Fortune magazine

Honor Your Father

Author: The Great Commandment Network

Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 1424551269

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 2547


Listen carefully and you will hear it....the heart-cry for fathers. Your own heart may be longing for a spiritual father or a mentor. Your children might be missing the loving protection and consistent presence of a dad. You may be burdened by the epidemic of fatherlessness in our generation and your heart aches because of the painful suffering it has produced. What’s the answer to these cries of the heart? “Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, that your days may be prolonged and that it may go well with you...” Deuteronomy 5:16. Honor your father: when lived out, it is a command that can change the trajectory of generations. It’s a command that comes with a promise: honor our fathers (and mothers) and things will go well for us! Honor Your Father: Reset My Family Legacy tackles challenging topics like: How to honor “imperfect fathers”Restoring sexual integrityHow spiritual fathers (and mothers) can reset a family legacy... in spite of others’ failuresBecoming a father who is worthy of honorBringing honor to your children’s mother Including 80 different exercises designed to help you honor your heavenly Father, pray for your family’s legacy, develop a tribute to your Father, and pass on a generational blessing to your children, this resource will equip you to honor your father and reset your family legacy!

Is There a Father in the House?

Author: James Torr

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857759440

Category: Medical

Page: 124

View: 5415


This text looks at how important the father's role is within the family environment, and how fathers should be encouraged to take part in the upbringing of their children. It also aims to help health professionals recognize the relationship between partners and to help them express their feelings.

The Fathers Book

Author: David B. Cohen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470849355

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 300

View: 4626


What does being a dad in the 21st Century really mean? Men today want to play an active role in the upbringing of their children; that means knowing how to cope with them, play with them, control them and love them. Becoming a father however, can be an extremely daunting prospect, after all it is completely uncharted territory. This wonderful book is not only for expectant and new fathers but covers the whole range of issues dads encounter from conception through to teenage traumas. Situations such as step-fatherhood and the changing relationship with partners are also discussed in a sensitive and informative style. The stresses imposed by modern lifestyles on fathers and kids are looked at as well as the problems and benefits encountered by the fact that kids today are often very sophisticated and clued-up. Chapters include: * I'm Going to be a Dad * Bonding for Fathers * Discipline * Learning to Play Again * Teenage Traumas Written in a light-hearted yet informative style, and including numerous interviews with fathers themselves, this book reflects the latest thinking and theories on how to be a good father.

The Wheel of Time Companion

Author: Robert Jordan,Harriet McDougal,Alan Romanczuk,Maria Simons

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466881232

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 768

View: 8302


Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. Over the course of fifteen books and millions of words, the world that Jordan created grew in depth and complexity. However, only a fraction of what Jordan imagined ended up on the page, the rest going into his personal files. Now The Wheel of Time Companion sheds light on some of the most intriguing aspects of the world, including biographies and motivations of many characters that never made it into the books, but helped bring Jordan's world to life. Included in the volume in an A-to-Z format are: An entry for each named character An inclusive dictionary of the Old Tongue New maps of the Last Battle New portraits of many characters Histories and customs of the nations of the world The strength level of many channelers Descriptions of the flora and fauna unique to the world And much more! The Wheel of Time Companion will be required reading for The Wheel of Time's millions of fans. The Wheel of Time® New Spring: The Novel #1 The Eye of the World #2 The Great Hunt #3 The Dragon Reborn #4 The Shadow Rising #5 The Fires of Heaven #6 Lord of Chaos #7 A Crown of Swords #8 The Path of Daggers #9 Winter's Heart #10 Crossroads of Twilight #11 Knife of Dreams By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson #12 The Gathering Storm #13 Towers of Midnight #14 A Memory of Light By Robert Jordan and Teresa Patterson The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time By Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons The Wheel of Time Companion By Robert Jordan and Amy Romanczuk Patterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.