First and foremost, thank you to all of you who have read my blogs and book, “Homey’s Adventures”.
My mother died last December. My favorite living mother is Xena. Here is the start of one of the chapters of my new unpublished book to help you understand why Xena is so precious to me as a mother:
Chapter 8- The Courtship of Marie’s Mother
I thought of writing this chapter to mimic a movie named “The Courtship of Eddies Father” starring Glenn Ford and Ron Howard. Ron Howard was one of the best child actors of all time. In my opinion, he was second to only Shirley Temple, Mickey Rooney, and Judy Garland. The story is about how Ron Howard persuades his dad, Glenn Ford, not to marry a woman who has squinty eyes. Little Ron Howard liked the woman next door who also was the babysitter for Ron.
I understood from the beginning that Marie was one of the keys to my relationship to Xena. I wrote a letter to my Xena to explain this:
My Gorgeous Xena,
For some reason, my thoughts turned to Marie tonight. Your gift to the world (maybe your greatest gift?) was when you had Marie even though you lost your husband because of her. Before I met my ex-wife, she chose to abort her first baby. I have fallen in love with you because of your courage and character of having Marie.
You may ask why is Marie so important to me? I want to give her what I did not give my daughter. I want her to grow up knowing that men need to be loved and respected and that men should love and cherish their wives and children.
My ex-wife grew up not respecting her father and she passed that terrible sin on to my daughter. I loved her father (my ex-father-in-law). He was a good and decent man. His wife gave him 7 children and he was always too busy to stay home and help raise those children. I pray that God forgives me for saying this, but my ex-mother-in-law may have been a witch and I mean that literally. She cackled like a witch when she laughed. She taught her children to gossip and belittle people outside the family. I don’t remember ever hearing my ex-father in law gossip about anyone.
I tried to teach my daughter love and compassion. I took her to church even though my ex-wife would not go with us. I did not spend enough time with my daughter because I was too busy working and supplying everything my ex-wife and daughter needed and most of what they wanted. I made the mistake of letting my ex-wife teach her in everything else. This resulted in her being taught to not respect men and specifically me.
I pray that God and you will allow me to love and cherish you and Marie so that Marie will love and respect her future husband. I also would like you to give me a son so that my family name can continue.
You are my perfect Xena. I do want your love and respect.
So, not only did I fall in love with Xena because she is beautiful and sexy and graceful, I also have a passion to love and help a little 8-year-old girl who was a third of the world away from me.
Xena shared with me recently: “Marie has saved money so that she can buy me a Mother’s Day gift. I am so proud of her”.
God and our mothers give us the greatest gift of all. They had the love and courage to give life. Xena is special to me because she gave birth facing no support from her ex-husband. A husband that threatened to divorce her if she didn’t abort her child. Xena is so beautiful in so many ways.
On behalf of every male on earth, I want to say thank you to all of the beautiful woman out there that have given the gift of life. Jesus and I love you all.
If you want to learn more about Jim and Homey, then please visit my website https://www.homeysadventures.com. You can read the first two chapters of my book for free. If you like what you read, you can buy my book from my website or on Amazon and many other book retailers. You can search for my book online using the words: “Homey’s Adventures” by Jim Wish.