I think the greatest asset a man can have is a strong woman who believes in him. I’m extremely blessed to have that, and it’s something I definitely do not deserve. Almost five years ago, I met Ms. Danah, and we’ve hardly been separated since.Three years ago today, she married me.
So, I just wanted to say, “Thank you, my love, for always believing in me. For seeing a businessman where others saw a man who earned little and struggled under boatloads of debt. For seeing an author when others just saw a dreamer with about 30 unfinished manuscripts. For seeing a strong and wise man when others just saw a guy who was scared and delusional and one bad cashflow week away from being completely bankrupt.”
I knew I was marrying an incredible woman three years ago, who was beautiful, funny, and artistic, but I had no idea what a friend you’d be, what an incredible business partner you’d become, and what an amazing cheerleader you’d prove regardless of whether I was trying to work on the newspaper or publish a book.
“You took me as I was, you threw yourself into our business, and you’ve suffered FAR too much stress, long workweeks, and missed vacations. It’s my greatest hope that I can make all of this up to you someday, and that I can be just 1/10th of the man you think I am. I love you tons and tons and tons…”
Keep the faith,
Stan R. Mitchell
Oak Ridge, Tenn.
P.S. If you enjoy fast-paced books, you just might like my works. “Sold Out” tracks the life of a legendary Marine Sniper after a CIA unit decides to kill him for reasons of national security. “Little Man, and the Dixon County War” tells the uphill fight a young deputy faces after surviving three years of war only to find himself in the sights of a mighty cattle baron. And “Soldier On,” a short novel, follows the lives of several German soldiers in a depleted infantry company trying to make it through the final, miserable months of World War II.