3/30/2012 6:00:23 AM
Maud has written to me before. She was in an abusive marriage, but hoped her husband would change, though I told her he would not. Once she realized there was no such luck for that to happen, she found the courage to leave. Now she and her baby are happy, content and have found peace in their lives. A must read for anyone who is abused or if you know of someone being abused. Thoughts?
2/18/2012 6:00:44 AM
Catherine was adopted when she was six months old by a couple who had their birth son six months earlier. Neglected by her mother but loved by her father, the family constantly moved because of her father's job. She suffered delusions, psychosis and nervous breakdowns. She found a convent in London where she learned English. After numerous psychotic episodes, she received her English Literature degree, had a son, and is now happy and secure in life. She tells everyone: Never give up! Do you agree?
2/15/2012 6:00:02 AM
Ginny's son suffered from epilepsy, schizophrenia and depression. He committed suicide in May 2011. Now he is gone, and she misses him so, but in his memory she started the non-profit organization, Preventing Teen Tragedy. Do you think you could be this brave after the loss of your child? What would you do?
2/13/2012 10:00:42 PM
When Lisa was young she wished someone else was her mother. Now her mom suffers from Alzheimer's, and she wouldn't trade her mom for anyone else in the world. She started a blog -- a love story of sorts -- dedicated to her mother. While she is touched by others, she wants to touch others' lives, as well, and make a difference. Do you know someone with dementia or Alzheimer's, and do you find it difficult to cope?
1/12/2012 6:00:38 AM
Barbara's mom had her own problems when she was born. Raised by a mom who was cruel and insulting, she tried to be the best she could be to win over her mom's love, but never got there. Then she became a mom herself. Wanting to be the best mom possible, yet having her mom tell them lies, her children pulled away, breaking her heart. Now as adults, her daughter is talking to her and getting closer. And, she'll never give up hope that her son will one day follow suit. Do you have words for this hopeful mom?
1/4/2012 10:00:31 PM
Debbie has suffered from depression since high school. She married and went through the pain of losing her mom, only to realize that she was pregnant. That's when the delusions started and she began to self-medicate with alcohol. Ending up in the hospital from an overdose was a blessing in disguise, for now she is secure and takes one day at a time, enjoying her husband and 7 year old daughter. Check out this success story.
12/19/2011 2:00:45 PM
Tammy originally wrote to me when her son died in an automobile crash. She had also found out her husband had an affair with one of the women in the car. Now she writes with an update. A touching story.
6/17/2011 6:00:00 PM
I'm a single parent, and consider my little family fortunate for everything we have. We all love each other and we're there for each other. I long for financial independence but I don't dwell on it. My children are the most important things to me. I want them to learn to reach out and grab life's opportunities.
5/6/2011 8:00:35 PM
I just received your follow on Twitter and wanted to say thanks. I noticed this portion on your website for success stories, and boy, do I have one for you!