A Very Special Day

“Do you have a suggested release date in mind?” Paul Burt of Open Books Press Publishing asked.

I hadn’t thought past, “I have a publishing contract!” and was unprepared to answer.

 “Is July 26th do-able?” my husband, Mike, asked. Immediately I knew he was right. I crossed my fingers and waited for Paul to respond.

“Why that date? Is there some significance?”

“It’s my Dad’s birthday and the date he passed away,” Mike answered.

“I’ll do everything I can to make it happen. It will be a real tribute to your father,” Paul said.

 I agreed.

We were deeply saddened when we realized that we might lose him on that day. Then his hospice nurse said,“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if he died on his birthday?”

Seeing the shock and confusion her remark caused, she went on to explain. “What could be a more perfect gift than to see God on your birthday? I’ll pray for him and for you that he passes in peace.”

He did. So today, his birthday and the day he got to see the face of God, we honor him


Rodger Carducci

 July 26, 1926 – July 26, 2009

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Confessions of an Imperfect Caregiver: For caregivers and those who will become caregivers. I hope our story will hep you understand that you don’t have to get it right every time in order to succeed and sometimes being a little bit crazy is exactly what is needed.
Available via Amazon and Barnes&Noble. To purchase a signed copyyou are invited to contact Second Chapter Books in Middleburg, VA (540-687-7016) or via email: secondchapterbks@gmail.com

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lcarducci
    Jul 26, 2014 @ 12:50:38

    Geeze, Bobbi. This is all very difficult for Dominick. Rodger was his brother and this is a hard, hard day for him. Sure wish you could dial it down a notch.

    I planned to come for the launch, but it is upsetting Dominick too much. Please mail the books I ordered or just hold onto them until other arrangements can be made.




  2. Sandra Stein
    Jul 26, 2014 @ 16:39:47

    I did not know this, but how special that the three most significant events all fall on the same date. Hoping to be there later to help you celebrate.



  3. jerrywilliams1976
    Jul 28, 2014 @ 18:57:39

    I just read the first Chapter of your book and I was immediately hooked! I felt that I “knew” you and Rodger both just in reading that first chapter. I live with a rare autoimmune disease called Polymyositis (Myositis in general terms). It is a muscle disease.

    We have started an organization, Myositis Support and Understanding and as a part of that, we are creating an entire Caregiver section as well as offering support groups for myositis caregivers and patients. We realize the toll it takes to be a caregiver and without you, caregivers, many of us would not be here or at the very most, we would be laid up in bed and nothing more. Thank you, thank you for this book! I cannot wait to read the rest tonight.

    Jerry Williams
    Co-Founder, Director of Communications and Development
    Myositis Support and Understanding
    http://www.UnderstandingMyositis.org (under construction)



    • Bobbi Carducci
      Jul 28, 2014 @ 19:05:16

      Hello Jerry,
      Thank you for contacting me and for ordering my book. I am offering free author visits to caregiver support groups via Skype. If you know of a group or groups who may be interested please share this information with them. I will check out your site as well. Please stay in touch via the blog and let me know how you are doing.



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