Character interview The Wrights

Character Interview: The Wrights

Today, we’re speaking with Phillip and Sandra Wright. The Wrights are Gabrielle’s parents and we meet them in His Perfect Family.

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Q: What is one thing your morning can’t start without?

A: (Phillip) Silence and the Word.

(Sandra) My Phillip’s not a morning person so the best thing you can do when he wakes up is stay out of his way. After he has his time with the Lord, he’s finally ready for some conversation.

*laughs

Me, I need me some worship music before I start my time with the Lord. Always make sure I have my earpiece in or this one’s going to be a bear.

Q: If you could change one thing in the world, what would that be?

A: (Phillip) People.

*waits for him to elaborate, Sandra pats him on the leg

Sandra: What he means is that because of sin, people have done such awful things. To each other, to the earth, to God’s beautiful creatures…

*shudders

It’s sad to see.

Q: What’s your life motto?

A: (Phillip) Life is too short to waste it with people who annoy you.

Sandra: What Phillip is trying to say is that we should spend time with people who make us happy.

*Phillip gives his wife a baleful look

Isn’t that what I said?

*Sandra smiles sweetly at him.

Yes, dear.

Q: In your opinion, what is the most important personality trait someone would need to be successful in your job?

A: (Phillip) Not to judge and to keep your opinions to yourself.

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Sandra: We’re dentists.

*casts a glance at her husband

Well, he’s a dentist, and I’m his assistant.

Q: Could you elaborate? What does being a dentist have to do with not judging others?

A: (Phillip) Have you ever smelled what comes out when some people open their mouths? Most people are quick to judge, assuming the person is not practicing good oral hygiene.

They don’t know sometimes the person jas other health issues.

*folds arms across chest

Don’t judge. Or if you did, keep your opinion to yourself.

Sandra: He’s right. Sometimes a person’s oral health suffers because as a child the parents didn’t have enough resources to ensure they had proper nutrition.

*shrugs

Or if they did, there was no money left for them to visit the dentist. By the time they’re adults and can take care of those things for themselves, the damage has already been done.

Q: What does your ideal work partner look like?

A: (Phillip) You’re looking at her. Knows her job, does it well, and knows when a man needs to be with his own thoughts.

Sandra: Aww, thank you, dear.

Q: What’s your source of motivation?

A: (Phillip) My family and God. Not in that order, you understand.  But those two things.

Sandra: We’ve always tried to live in a manner that we believe pleases God. It’s one reason we always spend time in the Word.

When we spend time with our Heavenly Father He energizes us to do what needs to be done.

And our Gaby, she’s just the sweetest girl. Since the moment we knew she existed, she’s been our reason to do better. Now we also have our grandson…

Here, I have pictures.

*pulls out her cell phone and fiddles with it before handing it to the interviewer

Isn’t he just the cutest thing?

*leans forward

Swipe right, there are lots more.

Phillip: The woman doesn’t want to see your pictures, Sandra.

Sandra: Sorry, but isn’t he cute?

Interviewer: Yes, Mrs. Wright, your grandson is very handsome.

Sandra: Sandra, please.

*points thumb at her husband

And he’s Phillip.

Q: Do you prefer to walk around with broccoli for your arms or a salad for your head?

A: (Phillip) What kind of cockamamie question is that? Why would I want broccoli for arms or salad on my head?
God gave us hands and a head–that’s good enough for me.

She doesn’t mean it like that Phillip.  It’s one of those…how do you call it?

*Sandra snaps her finger

Out-of-the-box questions.

*looks at the interviewer with an eager expression

Am I right?

Interviewer: Yes.

Phillip (grumbles under his breath) Still don’t know why I wouldn’t want the hands God gave us or the head.

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Thanks for speaking with us today, Sandra and Phillip. It was a pleasure. You can hear more from Phillip and Sandra in His Perfect Family which releases on May 26, 2023.

His Perfect Family, by Aminata Coote

About His Perfect Family

She needs a husband to keep her son; he needs a chance to win her heart.

Gabrielle Wallace is a strong and determined single mother fighting for custody of her son, but complications arise when her former flame, Theodore McPherson, enters the picture.

Theodore is a 6ft 2 inches firefighter who once let Gabrielle slip away and is now determined to make up for his past mistake.

When he discovers Gabrielle needs to be married to retain custody of her son, he volunteers to be her groom, hoping to convince her they can have a forever kind of love.

Their path to ultimate happiness is filled with struggles and hurdles they must overcome to unearth the profound love that God has prepared for them.

Will they be able to put aside their past and find happiness together, or will their differences tear them apart once again?

Find out in His Perfect Family. Follow Gabrielle and Theodore on their journey of second chances, love, and redemption in this heartwarming tale.

His Perfect Family is book two of a Christian romance series set in Orange Valley that will remind you that God is interested in every aspect of your life, including whom you fall in love with.

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