These eyes have seen a lot over the past 4 decades. They have seen much happiness, disappointment, anger, pain, disbelief and beauty.
The things these eyes have seen has molded the whole body into a wonderful, funny, creative, patient and intelligent human being.
Birth is not the beginning of your life. Life is the beginning of your birth. It is through the life of, in my case, a man and a woman. The relationship they forged in their youth is why I am here.
Their relationship was most likely one-sided at most. But, it was enough to give them another three sets of eyes. Those three are living and developing into wonderful human beings. Of the four sets of eyes, created by Willard and Hazel Suitor, only two went on to create an individual set of eyes themselves.
Tammy, the eldest had a decades-long relationship with Johnny. That resulted in the set of eyes attached to a girl that is growing into a young lady. Tamara is still young and learning through doing. Just getting out and enjoying life.
Todd, the baby of the family, met Bridget. They created a set of big Suitor-blue colored eyes, named Cameron. I haven’t met Cameron, yet. I look forward to that day.
Many people are body conscious these days. I admit, as a child I did not know to accept a random comment from strangers as a compliment. I lost count at the number of times adults would say, ‘you have such big eyes’. This was not to only myself but to the other sets of eyes. The sets of eyes belonging to the four of us and eyes belonging to cousins, aunts and uncles on my dad’s side.
In our youth, aunt Syl (Sylvia) would tell all us to not look at her with those ‘big Suitor-blue eyes’ to get our way. From that time on we all became proud of our big Suitor-blue eyes.
What does this have to do with writing and self-publishing children’s books? Well, it just explained the partial family tree of the writer in the shortest way possible.