A Father’s New Beginning
by Lawrence Agresto
About The Book:
A Father’s New Beginning was written to provide support, guidance and
inspiration for fathers, single fathers and single parents.
A Father’s New Beginning takes you on a heartfelt journey and learning
experience about how Larry made a difference in the lives of his two daughters,
so that you as a father or single parent can learn how to develop similar
results with your children.
A Father’s New Beginning is not about fathers or single dads managing their
career or getting back out into the world of dating. It’s about the
day-to-day emotional challenges that a father’s experiences in raising his
A Father’s New Beginning walks you through the key emotional and behavioral
attributes that a father’s need to focus on and learn to master allowing him to
guide his children to “be the best” that they can be on the road to life.
Larry Agresto was a single father for ten
years before he remarried in 2004. On May 20, 1995, he became a single dad
literally overnight. His wife Jody and the mother of his two daughter’s
Lauren age 12 and Julia age 8, was rushed to the hospital on Thursday night and
pronounced dead on Saturday morning. She had not been ill, so these turn of
events were both a shock and tragedy for Larry and his daughters.
Although he wasn’t aware of this at the time, Jody was and her last spoken
words to him were “take good care of my girls.” Larry made a promise and as
a result, he committed himself to being the best single father he could be and
he made raising his girls a priority in his life.
From 1987 to 2002, he has also coached over three hundred (300) female student
athletes in town and travel league basketball and softball with the
Groton-Dunstable Youth Basketball League (GDYBL). He was also a Board Member
and Fundraiser with the GDYBL.