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Published on Apr 9, 2013
https://www.facebook.com/ReflectionsO... | Child abuse - mental, emotional, and physical, has devastating effects on the story of their children's entire lives: Broken hearts, shattered dreams, and devastated self-worth.
What if savagely abused children could recover and thrive? They can. I know, because I did it. I'm Rosemary "Mamie" Adkins, and this is my story.
From the book's back panel:
Do You Dream Your Tomorrow?
Rosemary "Mamie" Adkins pens her story of survival as a heart rending account of her life that took sixteen years to write. Her message to other victims is to 'share your story' with someone you trust and if you are able, 'shout it out' to other victims, showing them how you overcame and got help. Always 'nurture your spirit - it belongs to you and no one can take it away from you. Be healthy and never give up!'
Many will see themselves in Mamie's child abuse story as she relates devastating accounts of her Mother's sadistic behavior and the passiveness of her Father who lacked the courage to intervene. You will encounter many snippets of comic relief interspersed throughout the book, reflective of her endearing sense of humor and naivete. Reliving memories from the mindset of a little girl, who only wanted to be loved, caused rivers of tears to flow and to finally give up its secrets that had been buried for a lifetime.
Surviving and You Can Too
Mamie reminds you throughout every step of her journey that she is a survivor. Indeed, it was her consummate ability to hope, plan and dream that kept her going from four to fifty-something when the abuse finally ended. The saying that, 'you can beat the tar out of a girl but you will never break her spirit without her permission' explains her secret to survival. But did her story end there? What other surprises does Mamie have in store for you?