We are Dancing through Rain
Showers covering our pain
Cleansing all shame, washing off sorrow
Grace for today, Hope for tomorrow
Despair and rejection
Replaced with Redemption
We are filled with God’s love
through this Dance from above
“This is what I call a Master piece in every sense. Beautifully thought and beautifully written. I am always glad for my visits here.” –Sarah
Deborah W. Farris
Author / Blogger / Nonprofit leadershipFarris was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She began her career in theatre, moving from Milwaukee to NYC, traveling coast to coast in an old Ford Van name Hamlet. Forty moves and one divorce later, she bumped into Todd Farris, an old friend from high school on a street corner durning a snowstorm while home one Christmas. They eventually married and she returned to Milwaukee with her son, Charlie. When her parents downsized, they bought the house she grew up in, where they currently reside with their dog and cat—Fanny and Mary. That encounter on the street corner led to a homecoming that made this book possible. Farris was CEO of Danceworks Inc., a MIlwaukee nonprofit from 2002-2020. The organization has served 30,000 Milwaukee students through Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom & Tap program and people of all ages and backgrounds through the joy of dance.
Conversations With Dad – The Book
Layered with the author’s personal account of her walk with her parents as they aged and their health declined, Conversations with Dad grew out of time spent together—father and daughter—sharing the stories of those who paved the way for her. It is rich with memories of her father’s life adventures and career as a noted architect. Told with tenderness and humor, it is a love story—the love of a man for his wife and family, his love for his work and church, and the love of a daughter for her parents.