This book consists of the first
collection of poems and writings by Jo Ann Sumbry and
her son, Gerald Griffin. The authors’ writings are based on their passion for
writing and the experiences they have encountered over the years. Jo Ann and
Gerald are God spirited and are greatly concerned
about others’ well-being.
Not often do parents and their
children grow together and form a relationship that lasts from childhood
through adulthood. Jo Ann Sumbry and her son, Gerald,
are an exception. Since Gerald was two years old, his mother bonded with him to
help him to become the best of the best. They have always been inseparable.
When you would see one, you would see the other. Of course, there were
occasions when Jo Ann had to stand back and allow Gerald to be coached by his
father, but there were only a few such occasions during Gerald’s childhood and
adolescent years. For the most part, it was mother
and fighting the battles with
God on their side.
Jo Ann and her son, Gerald, began
getting really serious about their writings when Gerald was in the 7th
grade. As the years passed by, Jo Ann and Gerald continued to write and put
together their best writings. These are included in this book. We hope you will
be inspired by their writings to release some of your own inner feelings
About Jo Ann Sumbry and Gerald D. Griffin