Monday, March 4, 2013

Photos... 'I CRY FOR TOMMY book

Photos...   'I CRY FOR TOMMY'... book
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

These are photos of my new book.  The publication date was March 01, 2013.  The name of it is:  I CRY FOR TOMMY

My book was originally 1,066 pages long.  I shortened it down to 738 pages.  It weighs 2.7 lbs.

I wanted to share these photos with you.  :)))  I keep taking deep breaths, this book has been from such a long, painful journey in my life.  When you read my book, know that you hold so much from my very soul in your hands... so much pain in the shape of a ... book.

I just thought of something... if we could all take things from inside us that we don't want... and turn them into the shape of something to hold in our hands, to put away so we could have peace of mind... wouldn't that be wonderful?  What would be even more wonderful ...would be that we never had to feel that pain anymore.

Then again, if we didn't feel that pain anymore... we'd forget someone we loved very much, who used to be somebody... a son, husband, father, so on.

A person's life is more important than that... we have to keep their memories alive for their children, grandchildren so, they can carry with them through time those memories to 'bring someone special alive' so, future generations can 'see' them.

I feel my book will be special one day to my two grandchildren.  They will be able to hold in their hands 'a part of Granny Gee, their grandmother', and a 'part of their father'.  Isn't that a special thing for a child, grandchild to have.

I would have liked to know two grandfathers I never knew, if I'd had a book with the photo of them on the front, it would have been a treasure to me.  Also, have words on the inside so, I could 'see' them as a person... that would be wonderful.

I am going to bed now.  I am happy tonight, I actually made something come alive, be reality.  I am so happy I wrote my book... it's beautiful to me.  I can find comfort just holding it... it's a part of my son, my only child.  Don't you think he would have been proud?  Goodnight now, I am falling asleep at my computer.  :)))

Oh... the photo on the cover has always touched my very heart... we usually see such special love from a mother to a newborn child... I loved this photo... one that will be so meaningful one day to Tommy's son.  One can see the pure love radiating from Tommy's face to his little newborn son.

1 comment:

  1. I do like that picture on the front of your book! Tommy's children should be very proud of him and you. I am proud of you too! You keep writing and we will keep reading! Love, Ms. Nancy