Conversations with Dad

Yesterday afternoon, I took Dad along with me on a bunch of saved-up errands. He hopped in the car, pleased to be going…well, anywhere. He patted my big dogs (they take their greeting job very seriously) and away we zoomed.

My thoughts were far away after just receiving an e-mail from my agent that a publisher rejected my proposal (grrr!), so I wasn’t talking much. Dad couldn’t come up with a full sentence but he kept trying to get a conversation going.

Finally, he said, “So, I read your…um…”

“My book?” I asked, surprised.

“Yes!” he answered, so proud of himself. “Took a week.”

I knew not to ask him questions about it, only to supply comments, because his reading comprehension is pretty well gone. But we had a fun conversation!

And I was blessed.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Ann says:

    Tuck that memory away and never forget it. These days slip by all too fast….I know.