VC: Hi, Cameron. It’s good to have you with us here at Inspy Romance.
Cameron (smiles and waves at the readers)
VC: Tell us a bit about yourself.
Cameron: I’m an accountant at Stargil Enterprises in Arcadia Valley, Idaho. I’m also divorced with a pair of twin boys who are not quite seven years old. You can imagine how busy my life is.
VC: I’m sure it is! What’s your biggest challenge?
Cameron: The day after Lisa walked out two years ago, I discovered how hard it is to find reliable daycare in this town. It’s a bit better now that the boys are in school full-time, plus my sister moved here just over a year ago and she helps out some. Now she’s getting married, but our church is opening up some kids’ programs over the summer and then after-school care in the fall, so I think we’re finally set.
VC: Congratulations to your sister. Joanna, right?
Cameron: Yes. The boys call her Aunt Jonah. They’re excited to be participating in her wedding to Grady Akers later today. I’m not so sure they’re up for it, but Joanna insisted, and it’s probably better they stand up front with me than sit with my parents, whom they barely know. I’m sure Mom would pinch them if they wiggled, so… yeah.
VC: Interesting. I’m a grandmother, too, and I’m pretty sure I’ve never pinched my grandkids.
Cameron: My parents are old-school, of the ‘children should be seen and not heard’ belief system. That goes right along with ‘spare the rod and spoil the child.’ Mostly I’m thankful they live in England and just visit occasionally, but they’re here for the entire summer this time around. And, with my sister’s marriage my basement suite conveniently became available for them. I, uh, could use a little prayer for patience, frankly.
VC: Are you considering remarriage? Or maybe I should ask if there’s a chance you’ll get back together with Lisa?
Cameron (shudders): No chance at all with Lisa, trust me. I’ve thought a bit about dating again, but I don’t have a lot of time and, frankly, I haven’t met anyone I wanted to pursue. I’ve also had to really evaluate myself and what I brought to the demise of my marriage. God has taught me a lot in the past couple of years.
VC: If the right woman came along?
Cameron: I could definitely be interested, yeah. I really miss having someone to do life with, if you know what I mean. Plus, the boys could use a womanly influence in their lives. They’re a bit of a handful, to be honest.
VC: Tell me about your ideal woman.
Cameron (laughs nervously): Hopefully she’s a good cook, because the twins and I are getting tired of take-out. She loves kids in general, and my boys in particular. She’s a solid, growing believer who’s rooted in God’s love. She’s got a sense of both humor and adventure.
VC: And pretty, of course.
Cameron: I wouldn’t say no to pretty, but I’ve learned that outward beauty isn’t what counts.
VC: She’s pretty.
Cameron (looks around): Who is?
VC (chuckling): The woman God and I have picked out for you, of course. Enjoy your sister’s wedding, and keep an eye out for the woman of your dreams.
About Rooted in Love:
Alaina Silva returns to Arcadia Valley determined to re-root herself in her faith, but that doesn’t mean no dating, does it? She can totally separate the rambunctious twins in her daycare from their very intriguing dad… for a while, anyway.
Divorcé Cameron Kraus has a busy life with a career and two six-year-olds. Now he’s finally scored full-time daycare at the Grace Greenhouse Kids Program, but his overbearing parents are in town for the summer offering to watch the boys. No thanks. Not when Cameron can see the gorgeous program administrator at drop-off and pick-up every day… and oftener.
But when doubts and trials arise, they must dig their roots deep in their faith and love for each other.
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