I am qualified to write this book because I have a very vivid memory, and have been working on the outline for this book for many years. I have been carrying a secret around with me for many years and after watching several shows on television, with people telling the same same story that I experienced, I felt it was now time to for me to tell my story and perhaps help others who have dealt with the simular circumstances.
This book is directly from my memory and from my heart. I want people to know that if they have a strong faith in God they can get through anything and that God is always with us, whether what we are experiencing is good or bad. He never abandonds us. God is always with us.
I am a transplant from Syracuse, New York and presently live in Waterloo, New York. I volunteer as an administrative assistant at a local Methodist Church and am also the church co-treasurer. I have been teaching ballroom, latin, swing and country dance for about thirty years of my life and love music of all kinds. Music and dance is a great healer of the soul and mind.
I believe every one has a worth and everybody has a story to tell. I am privileged to live seventy years on this good earth and have always tried to give back. Family, love and communication is very important to me as well as my Christian faith. I was raised by two parents that instilled in me the importance of helping others and showing love. There were no predjudices in our home of any kind.
We can have many bad things happen to us, but it is not who we are. We can overcome and shape our lives to be beautiful and joyfilled. I have been blessed to have many, many wonderful family and friends beside me. I feel God has placed these people in my life just when they were needed. My survival of this abuse that happened to me as a young child has been purely by the grace of God. I own Him the praise! Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a gift, so savor the moment you are in. My only wish as far as my "yesterday memory" is that I did not confide in my parents. They surely could have helped me through the ordeal!