About the Book: This is a true story told through the eyes of a child growing up with her mother, her name is Erica. Erica's mother suffered horrendous abuse by her husbands; Erica was the third child of Uretta. Erica tells of her own suffering and guilt of not being able to reach out and help her mother, because she at the time was too young, as well as her sisters and brothers who were all too young to help.
Growing up with all her sadness and pain, Erica finds herself in a situation that also added to the trauma of her life and caused her to be tormented from carrying so much guilt that it led to anxiety and depression throughout her whole life. Erica never was able to let her mother Uretta, know of the pain she endured or the suffering she carried from her mothers life.
Now in her own life, she had a secret that was too unbearable to tell her mother about what happened to her at the age of fourteen. She loved her mother so much she was never able to tell her the secret before her mother passed away.
This story is very emotional and heartbreaking, guaranteed to grab your attention to want to read more....
Wisdom in Simple Words:Courage
I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.
We must want for others, not ourselves alone.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
These are words I feel strongly on and I hope a lot of women find their strength with these words also and what they stand for.
Author of Twelve Roses For Uretta by Arlene R. Crenshaw
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