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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