About the Stories
Sassafras the Fly. This was a story that was created when I took my niece to college. A dragonfly decided to ride most of the day with us from one stop to the next. I thought it would make a cute children’s story.
The Heavenly Patch. My granddaughter developed an eye irritation and had to wear a patch on her eye reluctantly. I thought it would be the awesome opportunity to discuss how God allows both good and bad things to grow but in the end only lets the good shine through.
Why Oh Why. My grandchildren are always asking the question why. I thought it would be a great opportunity to put a play on words that would grab children’s attention and keep them interested.
Basketball Joe on the Go. When my son was little, he loved to play basketball. It’s still his sport today. It was at the point that he would sleep with his basketball just to get a head start on the next day. I thought it would be fun to create a fun way to look at Joseph without his basketball and the perception of others who always associated him with what was attached to him.
A Yellow Bird on my Shoulder. This story gives a glimpse of my grandson’s day in the park when he was introduced to a few birds, in particular, this yellow bird who decided to stop and chat with him for a while. It was an opportunity how children and animals connect in a way without words.
Three Daddy Stories. Daddy, Can You Swing with Me? Daddy, Do You Talk to God? and Daddy, I Love You are all three stories that give insight into the important roles dads play and how children connect with them. I was thinking of my grandchildren and their relationship with their dad.
Breathe a Rhyme NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana). This story in particular is really dear to my heart. It’s a play on words with rhyme and rhythm. It’s a call for the city of New Orleans to relax and feel the rhythm of the city. It was written especially for the children, given all the social ills and barriers that prevent them from being children as a part of my Breathe a Rhyme NOLA project for school-age children.