Daddy walked over to my suitcase and stared down into it before he glanced up at me. He looked tired, like I was. Both of us exhausted from a wedding – me from mine to come, and him from his in the past. “I didn’t realize years ago when we took your mama’s things apart and carried them to what was to be our home that we were dismantling her. Somehow, we never got her put together right again. I don’t know what we did wrong, but it was probably my fault. I tried everything I knew, but nothing ever worked. The other night, you looked just like she did then. I could have been packing up your mother all over again, when I looked at you. You’re all piled up in a corner over there at your fiancé’s now, and I want to make sure you get put back together the right way. The way you want.” He looked back down at the suitcase. “I don’t want you to live dismantled your whole life, like I think your mother has. I’d rather see you not married at all than live like that.”

  • A tribute to good fathers, good husbands, and good men.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       From “Love on a Train” release date 02/05/16

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