I am a mother, grandmother, author of two books, ” The Lives of Abused and Battered Women ” which can be purchased at http://www.amazon.com , http://www.barnes&noble.com, http://www.buybooksontheweb.com for $9.95, and ” Heart-Boosting Poetry” can be purchased at http://www.publishamerica.com, http://www.amazon.com , and http://www.barnes&noble.com for $12.95 . As a child I loved to play with dolls, doing their hair, as I got older I tried to sing. I wanted to be able to sing to touch the hearts of others deep down in their souls, I guess it wasn’t meant to be. Later I watched people that were going through trials from deaths in the family, and break ups in relationships. I wrote things down pertaining to the situation. As I entered the work force I began to write poems for my co-workers that were having problems with their mates or what ever the trials may have been. My relationships for about twenty five years was mainly abusive ones. The cold harsh words of being told that no one would want me but for one thing took a lot out of me. The lies, cheating, and fighting was by no means fun, but I stayed there. I lowered my standards all for the hopes of truly being loved and wanted. Unfortunatedly that never happened.
After all of those years I realized that I was better than that and deserved to be treated differently. I put my foot down and said that enough was enough. I could say that I was worth more than a cup of coffee and a doughnut. I decided that I didn’t need anyone in my life that could do less for me than I could do for myself. I began to stand up for my rights and decided that if in a relationship and my life hadn’t changed for the better in a short period of time, I was gone. I would not lower my standards for anyone ever again, if they come up to my level I refused to go down to theirs. I put my life and heart into my books to be a blessing to others due to abuse, friendship, self respect, self love, sister to sister love, and hope for a brighter tommorrow.