J.L. Smith is a freelance writer who developed a strong love for the written word as a young child. Her mother was particularly fond of the writings of Erma Bombeck and Judy came to love her works as well, scanning the pages of the newspaper every chance she got for a dose of Erma's whimsical words of wisdom.
A particular favorite was a piece entitled "A Mother's Love" that describes how difficult it is at times to tell your child "no" even when they hate you for it. It is a story that any parent can certainly relate to. Judy's mother cut it from the newspaper and gave it to her when she was a teen. Yellowed and wrinkled, it remains one of her most prized possessions…one she has copied for her daughter, Daylena.
From the AAFES (Army and Air force Exchange Services:
The book is first in a series of stories dedicated to the caregivers of military families. In this book, Smith writes about her personal journey as a grandmother caring for her young grandson while both parents are deployed in service to our Nation. This is a story of commitment, frustration and unwavering love.
In this digital age, I still find comfort in my books. The turning of each page has the potential to quiet my mind or cause neurons to fire with excitement and inspiration. The book,peace and pleasant flurry.My mom was an avid reader of Erma Bombeck and I, too, became a fan of her distinct writing style. I haven’t come across such a style until I flipped through the pagesof Judy L. Smith’s writing. It felt like I was coming home. It has been a long time since I laughed and cried (so much) over the contents of a single book…presenting,