Mommy I Want 2 Fly

by Vernon Bateman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/30/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 48
ISBN : 9781468565997
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781477235706

About the Book

“MOMMY I WANT TO FLY” “Vernon T. Bateman” This Book” Mommy I Want to Fly” Is a story about transformation. In Life we are all greeted with change. Here we have an author whose love for his children supersedes the distance of time. His story captures the connection of a child and a parent. We see an encourager, teacher and nurturer in the Mother Butterfly while witnessing Modesty mature and evolve. We can find in our own lives moments when we are determined to do something but difficulty stands in our way. Vernon captures the joy of lovely and modesty for the reading enjoyment of every child. This book will engage all parents to help them to continue to lead, to care for, protect, encourage, and love while bonding with their children and the characters in “Mommy I Want to Fly.” As a father Vernon has desired to be present for his own children, but because of the challenges and the difficulties, he has been unable to do everything that he desires to be to Heaven, Angel, Saquan, Miracle, Promise, Jalen, Jada, and Mishawn. This book is a gift to his children and every other child who has had an absent, distant, or lost parent. It is also an example to those fathers who wonder how I can share something deeper, everlasting and more fulfilling than a brief visit, a letter, a card or a phone call. The author Vernon T. Bateman gives each of us an example of redemption as he commits himself to self-improvement so that he may be able to help other betterment. As you open these pages to go with Vernon and each character, imagine again, or fantasize anew and share a time of bonding with your child, your student, and your grandchild and find yourself saying, “I Too, Want to Fly!” “Vernon’s” growth is a testament to the power of change, the will to improve and the miracle of hope. Today he too has taken flight and making a positive difference.

About the Author

Someone asked me, what motivated me to write children's books? I could only come up with two reasons: first and foremost the children, last and not least my unfortunate circumstances. You see when a judge sentence you to thirty years and you have to do fifteen of them, then you are put into a cell no bigger than the average bathroom, you do two things: first you hunger for your departure, craving your freedom, second you wonder what it is, or what happen for you to be in this situation. I could not help but to reflect back, and trace the steps of my life to this point. What I realized was that it was my environment. Most people say that they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. I personally feel I grew up in the wrong place at the wrong time. ln this environment, there were only two things you could do, die trying to get out or live trying to survive the environment. The role model was obsolete for me. I had no father figure to show me how to become a man. The men that were in my life had no morals. Their lives were dedicated to one thing, investing their way of life on children, to give them a means of finance, without being in the forefront. Like anyone with a desire to have more than they already have, I fell victim to that lifestyle. So, I started asking myself whose fault is this? What would I do if I found out whose fault it really was? lnside, l formed a pain, a hate, and I felt as if vengeance was mine. lt was too late to stop what had already had happened in my life. So I wondered, and asked myself, how can I help the innocent children who are having their rights of innocence stripped away from them? The only thing I could think of was what would hold a child's undivided attention? What would be there for a child when he/she had nothing else? Three things came to mind: laughter, love, and an imagination. With those thoughts in mind, I began to write books for children. I felt that not only would the books hold their attention, but it will cause them to laugh, as well as imagine. I was once told that energy never disappears, but transforms from one form to another. So today I dedicate all of my energy to the greatest vision a man could ever have that is in our children. This vision will keep them safe and innocent. That's why I write books for children. ln closing I would like to thank our heavenly father. BY: VERNON T. BATEMAN