A personal letter from a father to his teenage son brings a message of love, hope and
healing to children and parents everywhere
Roy Page is a father of two and an owner of an established marketing firm with multiple locales. He is also divorced. Not uncommon in this age where over half of all marriages end in divorce. As the divorced father who manages a successful business, spending time with his children was more difficult. Page decided to write an old-fashioned letter to his son Evan. Pouring his heart and thoughts onto each page, it became the kind of letter every child needs to receive and read. Once this was pointed out by his counselor, Page made the decision to allow the letter to become the opening chapter for A Letter to Evan: An Average Dad’s Journey of Discovery and Discernment Through Divorce. (Lucid Books, July, 2013). Filled with the kind of wisdom that can only be born out of experience, this letter-turned-book is a message of love and an affirmation of life.
“I decided I wanted to write to Evan,” Page said, “when he was recovering from surgery to repair a lateral tear in his right shoulder. It wasn’t life threatening, but for him it was a time of high anxiety and he handled it extraordinarily well. Witnessing his sense of peace and grace as he dealt with it forced me to put away my own pride and self-righteous attitude and focus solely on him. As I witnessed his courage, it struck me on a deeply emotional level and for a change; I began to think about him instead of me. I wanted to share with him how I felt about him, how I saw him, and how I loved him, so I chose to put my words on paper in the form of a letter.”
Co-authored by Sarah Horton, A Letter to Evan is a missive of love, enlightenment, and inspiration. Evolving from letter to book, it is a poignant reminder that the seeds of blessing are present in every challenge and that while we are given all we need to triumph, whether we do or not is always a choice we must make.
A Letter to Evan: An Average Dad’s Journey of Discovery and Discernment Through Divorce
by Roy Page with Sarah Horton
Lucid Books / April 28, 2013
208 pages/Trade Paper/$14.99