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Pieces Of My Mother

Author : Melissa Cistaro
ISBN : 9781492615392
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"A story that lingers in the heart long after the last page is turned." —HOPE EDELMAN, bestselling author of Motherless Daughters and The Possibility of Everything This provocative, poignant memoir of a daughter whose mother left her behind by choice begs the question: Are we destined to make the same mistakes as our parents? One summer, Melissa Cistaro's mother drove off without explanation Devastated, Melissa and her brothers were left to pick up the pieces, always tormented by the thought: Why did their mother abandon them? Thirty-five years later, with children of her own, Melissa finds herself in Olympia, Washington, as her mother is dying. After decades of hiding her painful memories, she has just days to find out what happened that summer and confront the fear she could do the same to her kids. But Melissa never expects to stumble across a cache of letters her mother wrote to her but never sent, which could hold the answers she seeks. Haunting yet ultimately uplifting, Pieces of My Mother chronicles one woman's quest to discover what drives a mother to walk away from the children she loves. Alternating between Melissa's tumultuous coming-of-age and her mother's final days, this captivating memoir reveals how our parents' choices impact our own and how we can survive those to forge our own paths.

Shattered Pieces Of My Heart

Author : Marsha Glynn
ISBN : 9780595449194
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The sudden death of a child is the most profound grief a parent will endure. Surviving the confusion, disbelief, turmoil, and the pain is a life-changing experience. When Marsha Glynn faced the sudden death of her teenage son, she found herself questioning God and her beliefs about life and its meaning. In Shattered Pieces of My Heart, Marsha offers readers a look into the most heart-wrenching moments of her life. Only through the grace of God and the love and devotion of family and friends did she find the courage to start over, face her tragic loss, and discover hope in the healing process. Recollections of Bible verses and personal prayers helped her cope as she traveled an unfamiliar road. Discover how Marsha survived by taking small steps to face grief. Learn how she turned to God in her darkest hour and how his love and the love of family and friends led her out of the valley of death to begin the healing process and discover life's goodness and joy again.

My Mother S Journal

Author : Adonica Schultz Aune
ISBN : 9781479781782
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The initial idea for this work was to provide a space for a reader to record daily events in accordance to the date as recorded by my mother. What transpired is an abridged account of my mother’s last year of her life living at Luther Memorial Home in Mayville, North Dakota -- with added remarks and snippets of my life now in The Villages, Florida. Written in my mother’s aging hand, with extreme intellect and charm, the journal is a historical account of the daily life in a nursing facility. My Mother’s Journal portrays small matters that, when pieced together and seen from a distance, become large. Subsequently, her words are a rare gift and it is my hope that this will foster more such journaling. I would like to thank my early readers (Aunt Dorothy; my sister, Karen; my friend, Trish; and my step-daughter-in-law, Dixie) for their encouragement and support in completing this bittersweet and challenging project.

Pieces Of My Path

Author : Thomas Riddell
ISBN : 9780557094127
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As the years move on I think many of us don't really consider the subtle but sometimes enormouschanges that can take place in the human mind over the course of time. We often hear people say, 'I'd love to be eighteen again and know what I know now'¦' but how many of us would want to put our past lives out there for the whole world to see; especially when the path that we've walked was chest deep in pain and turmoil?It was in January of 2006 that I decided to write PIECES OF MY PATH. What precipitated my putting finger to keyboard was located in a cardboard box, stashed away and wrapped in a black garbage bag high upon a shelf in the guest bedroom closet. I was thinking a lot about my 'dark days' and how far I had come from those crippling depressed times in the early 90's so I decided to pull down that black bag filled with memories and take a peek back into a bleak, yet rewarding,past.

Pieces Of My Life

Author : Nancy Hamilton
ISBN : 9781607998235
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In a quest for clarity in her life, author Nancy Lee Hamilton realized that she had allowed herself to become vulnerable to life circumstances that come along to kick you in the knee. She had arrived at a place she said she would never go. Unprepared, she found herself in a conflicting situation-one that threatened to rip her to pieces. InPieces of My Life, Nancy Lee Hamilton explores the past she has lived through, both good and bad, and tries to piece the memories, philosophies, and dreams together-verbalizing humanity's common questions: Have I done something wrong to cause God to turn his face from me? Is there some great lesson in my problems, in this life, that I just am not seeing? What, in this life, is important? Gather up the pieces in your own life and join in the author's refrain, 'I know that if I cannot beat it, I will adapt, but I will not give up the fight.'

Patchwork Pieces Of My Life

Author : Marilyn Lowden Koss Wright
ISBN : 9780557097104
Genre : Greece (N.Y.)
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Prayers Of My Mother

Author : Carolyn L. Austin
ISBN : 1643615548
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Prayers of My Mother is a collection of Scriptures, anecdotes, and inspirational prayers, depicting Carolyn's spiritual journey and faith-filled upbringing. Inspired by her mother - her daily morning "Prayer Share," was the catapult for Prayers of My Mother. Prayers of my Mother is divided into five parts. Part One, "Blessed Trinity," is intended to encourage the reader to become in tune with his or her own calling or spiritual gift(s) through meditation. It stresses patience and dependence on God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit throughout all circumstances. Part Two, "Identifiable Characteristics," focuses on how others see us. Part Three discusses "Life's Relationships," and includes our BFFs (best friends forever and boyfriends forever), and the effects these relationships have on us. Part Four, "Personal Challenges," highlights how we see ourselves and how we cope with those images. Part Five, "Spiritual Challenges," depicts struggles and weaknesses in life as we prepare for the end of times. Many of the daily devotionals shared within the pages of Prayers of my Mother unveiled Carolyn's real-life anecdotes which were deeply hidden in her past and most times forgotten. The more she shared her journey with others, the more anecdotes she recalled. She has shared her trials and tribulations to encourage, console and heal, and hopefully bring peace and reconciliation to many. It is her utmost desire that Prayers of my Mother inspires many to seek a relationship with God, with the understanding that most times it is because of our trials and tribulations that we can hear Him, but we must learn Listening With A Different Ear.

Poems That Make My Mother Cry With Joy

Author : Cynthia Ann Boesen Parker
ISBN : 9781469113685
Genre : Poetry
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About the author Meet me, Cynthia Ann Boesen Parker. I was born October 9, 1964. I am from Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and live in Sarasota, Florida. The early years of my life have influenced my entire remainder of my life. I went through neurosurgery nine times when I was five years old . The next forty years have been spent making up for time lost to compensating for my weaknesses. Earning an Associates degree from College of DuPage was just the beginning for me. Moving to Sarasota, Florida was the best thing Ive ever done. In 1990, I met the man destined to become my husband. We married on January 19, 1991. On January 19, 2011, we celebrated our twentieth wedding anniversary. There have been many changes in our lives: lost loved ones, furthering of education, changes in residence; but life is stable for now. As a fluke, I began writing poetry. I was told that Im good at it. I enrolled in an Adult and Community Education Creative writing coursethat one course has changed my life, forever. One of the lines from one of my first poems expresses exactly how I feel, namely: I want to write, write, write till my words touch the sky This is me, Cynthia Ann Boesen Parker. Ive gone through serious illness and life tragedies to get here; to the writing that has given me a wonderful new life. Look out world, here comes Cynthia Ann Boesen Parker.

Pieces Of My Brokenness

Author : Josephine Dejesus
ISBN : 9781477133729
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Pieces of Come and taste of my brokenness, where you can journey with me through the many valleys of despair. There you will find healing and deliverance from the heartaches of yesterday. Pieces of My Brokenness will offer you a place where you can, at some point, see yourself and find the way out of a place where there may seem to be none. Tired of running from your past and avoiding the roads that lie ahead? Come and journey with me and see the answer to your quest for identity. Through the many pieces that have been cast at your feet, you will come to see that through the breaking is where it all begins, like a diamond locked and trapped in the rough of a coal. It is through the pressure and friction that it is cultivated to be that precious and priceless stone. It is through the very trails, tribulations, setbacks, cuts, bumps, and bruises that you come out as precious as fine gold. Pieces of My Brokenness depicts the very essence of dying to live again In all newness of mind, body and soul. My Brokenness

Can Mom Have A Piece Of My Birthday Cake?

Author : Rochelle L. Stern
ISBN : 1891231952
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The story follows seven-year-old Abigail Ruby in her quest to understand her mom's diabetes. Along the way, Abigail not only learns a lot about diabetes, but also discovers ways in which she can play an active role in helping her mother stay healthy.

Lessons I Learnt From My Mother

ISBN : 9781462050444
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A Study Guide For Teresa Palomo Acosta S My Mother Pieced Quilts

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410353481
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Teresa Palomo Acosta's "My Mother Pieced Quilts," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

If You Find This Letter

Author : Hannah Brencher
ISBN : 9781476773629
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A heartwarming memoir of love and faith from Hannah Brencher—founder of The World Needs More Love Letters—who has dedicated her life to showing total strangers that they are not alone in the world. Fresh out of college, Hannah Brencher moved to New York ready to change the world. Instead, she found a city full of people who knew where they were going and what they were doing and didn’t have time for a girl still trying to figure it all out. Lonely and depressed, she noticed a woman who looked like she felt the same way on the subway. Hannah did something strange—she wrote the woman a letter. She folded it, scribbled “If you find this letter, it’s for you…” on the front and left it behind. When she realized that it made her feel better, she started writing and leaving love notes all over the city—in doctor’s offices, in coat pockets, in library books, in bathroom stalls. Feeling crushed within a culture that only felt like connecting on a screen, she poured her heart out to complete strangers. She found solace in the idea that her words might brighten someone’s day. Hannah’s project took on a life of its own when she made an offer on her blog: She would handwrite a note and mail it to anyone who wanted one. Overnight, her inbox exploded with requests from people all over the world. Nearly 400 handwritten letters later, she started the website, The World Needs More Love Letters, which quickly grew. There is something about receiving a handwritten note that is so powerful in today’s digital era. If You Find This Letter chronicles Hannah’s attempts to bring more love into the world—and shows how she rediscovered her faith through the movement she started.

One Penny Worth Of Wiltshire Advice And 48 Other Pieces Of Prose And Verse Printed And Sold By C Fellows

Author : Wiltshire advice
ISBN : OXFORD:591062446
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Validate Me How My Mom S Hoarding Kind Of Messed Me Up

Author : Melissa Patton
ISBN : 9781304957740
Genre : Self-Help
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Compulsive hoarding damages house structures, threatens safety and health, drains bank accounts, and estranges a hoarder from the rest of society. It goes way beyond just saving stuff. It goes deeper than just being a pack-rat. It is a very real disorder, and it affects more than the hoarder. In this brief memoir, Melissa shares her struggles growing up as the daughter of a hoarder, her reality TV experience and the events that followed, and her journey through the therapy she did not realize she needed. "Validate Me! (How my mom's hoarding kind of messed me up.)" opens your eyes to the most important "things" that get destroyed under the piles.

My Father Sold My Mother And My Sister For A Piece Of Land And Other Stories

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ISBN : 1430908262
Genre : Children's writings, South African (English)
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Book Of My Mother

Author : Albert Cohen
ISBN : 9781935744542
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Shortly after Albert Cohen left France for London to escape the Nazis, he received news of his mother’s death in Marseille. Unable to mourn her, he expressed his grief in a series of moving pieces for La France libre, which later grew into Book of My Mother. Achingly honest, intimate, and moving, this love song is a tribute to all mothers. Cohen himself expressed, "I shall not have written in vain if one of you, after reading my hymn of death, is one evening gentler with his mother because of me and my mother." From the Trade Paperback edition.

My Mother S Secrets Ii A Second Chance

Author : Tina Trumble
ISBN : 9781504900775
Genre : Fiction
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The McCann family saga continues as they face new challenges, heartbreaks, and uncover more secrets. Will Tom finally get his revenge, or will someone put a stop to his madness? Find out as their story continues.


Author : MJ Callaway
ISBN : 9781477162583
Genre : Fiction
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Anna, the main character, fi nds herself immersed in a sequence of events that involve a friendship with Rose, a Native American. Deceit, treachery, and fraud enter their real life. The spirit world encompasses the two womens way of life. A blackbird named Caw twists Anna and Roses lives toward new and unforeseen events. They share this part of their lives with the spirit bird. At times the bird enables Anna to deal with the spiritual world and helps her to remember her past. A love interest develops between Anna and Sam, a Native American attorney, who takes an interest in her and the Indian artifacts. A connection to Indian artifacts leads to accidents, crime, abuse, arson, and murder. Pottery, quilting, and painting are interests that bind the two women in an exciting experience for the reader. Memories of her early childhood at the family farm, a winter storm, an art gallery, and a local caf are all parts of an intriguing novel. Pieces is the title because many pieces were the reason the story was written. We are a lifetime of pieces.

Over My Head

Author : Claudia L. Osborn
ISBN : 9780740786631
Genre : Humor
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Locked inside a brain-injured head looking out at a challenging world is the premise of this extraordinary autobiography. Over My Head is an inspiring story of how one woman comes to terms with the loss of her identity and the courageous steps (and hilarious missteps) she takes while learning to rebuild her life. The author, a 45-year-old doctor and clinical professor of medicine, describes the aftermath of a brain injury eleven years ago which stripped her of her beloved profession. For years she was deprived of her intellectual companionship and the ability to handle the simplest undertakings like shopping for groceries or sorting the mail. Her progression from confusion, dysfunction, and alienation to a full, happy life is told with restraint, great style, and considerable humor.

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