Letters To My Papa


Ashley Hertzog Embry

A personal story of hope, grief, and love

Daily letters written from a daughter to her father ensuring that, despite sustaining a major brain injury, he would never miss a day. She would account for it all, and tell him his own unbelievable tale.


Ashley writing in notebook

SYNOPSIS


Hospital Bed

A personal story of hope, grief, and love – comprising daily letters written from a daughter to her father ensuring that, despite sustaining a major brain injury, he would never miss a day. She would account for it all, and tell him his own unbelievable tale.

The book begins as Ashley Hertzog Embry tells her “Papa Bear” how he narrowly cheated death. With her father still in a coma, she wrote to him when she couldn’t talk to him, clinging to the faith that one day he would wake up and read her words. He did awake, and the words kept coming. She wrote to him every day throughout his recovery, encouraging his progress, and keeping tabs on the day-to-day details that his recuperating short-term memory struggled to retain.


When Papa’s recovery took a sudden downturn, his devoted daughter picked up her pen again, holding out hope for a miracle that never came. With a broken heart surprisingly filled with gratitude, Ashley continued to write through her loss to provide an intimate account of the grieving process one day at a time. Read along as she journeys through seasons of hope, joy, fear, sorrow and, most of all, love.

Ashley's Journal

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Ashley Hertzog Embry resides in Nashville, TN, working full-time in music publishing, documenting life’s little moments in her spare time, and loving the family life with her adoring husband, Mason.

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1 month ago

Letters To My Papa

Tonight at 11:50 p.m. Nashville time / 12:50 a.m. Friday (EST), it will be 6 years since Papa passed on from this world. Tradition calls for an ice cream toast to his sweet memory as the clock strikes ten till. But in consideration of his namesake's early bedtime, this year's toast came a little early. And with plastic ice cream.

Now that she's in bed, I'll help myself to the real thing. 🍨

Here's to you, my precious Papa Bear! I miss you dearly. And I love you so...
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Tonight at 11:50 p.m. Nashville time / 12:50 a.m. Friday (EST), it will be 6 years since Papa passed on from this world. Tradition calls for an ice cream toast to his sweet memory as the clock strikes ten till. But in consideration of his namesakes early bedtime, this years toast came a little early. And with plastic ice cream. 

Now that shes in bed, Ill help myself to the real thing. 🍨

Heres to you, my precious Papa Bear! I miss you dearly. And I love you so...

 

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Hugs to you ❤️

Remembering with you❤️

Sending so much love!

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Hugs to you and your family, Ashley😘❤️

Sending you so much love, Friend. Xo

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3 months ago

Letters To My Papa

Thinking of the Bush family as they grieve the loss of their patriarch. How wonderful that they got to hear the same last words as we did. What a gift to leave your loved ones!

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"And in our grief, let us smile knowing that Dad is hugging Robin and holding Mom's hand again." ❤️
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