Welcome to the At Peace series. This series emerged for several reasons. One, to give myself healing from my past. Two, to help someone out there who relates to some of the instances in one way or another. Three, to enjoy my mind, which is now at peace. The writings in this series come from the heart.
Who Am I
I am an average woman in her fifties (wow – that number looks daunting on the screen. Lol) I am happily married to my best friend. Together we have four kids and the family is growing with grandkids. Two of the four are my own and I could not be more thankful and blessed for these two. I am so proud of the adults they have become. They are my life! I value deeply the friendships in my life. Some are as close as soul-mates, and others are social media-driven. All of them are treasured dearly. Oh, and I am a romance author who has taken a turn into this new blog series.
My childhood was a little out of the ordinary, like many other people in this world. I’ve not shared a whole lot about it simply because there was a lot of hurt growing up and I just didn’t talk about it. When I say I haven’t shared, I mean even with my kids, husband, and best friends. Sure, they know things were different for me growing up, but we never discussed it. Until recently. This series references events and instances that occurred to me mostly in relation to my “growing up” family. You know – parents and siblings. Dealing with those particular days of my life have certainly influenced my life as an adult, wife, and mother.
Some of the issues that I’ve dealt with both as a child and an adult are physical and mental abuse, alcoholism, addiction, enabling, homelessness, and much more. Don’t misunderstand, there were also times of joy and happiness growing up with family members and friends. Happiness is one of the most prominent emotions in my personal immediate family - me, hubby, my kids and their families, and friends.
My “growing up” family started coming to an end in November 2014. Mom came to live with me and my husband because her husband (not my dad) couldn’t find enough work to support their living. They were being evicted. Both of my siblings have passed away due to different circumstances in their lives. During these past years is when my emotional state hit its all-time high, or low.
So why do I want to write this series now? Because after the fall of events that basically came to a final end this year, 2019, I have found myself in a new place. I am now able to talk about my childhood openly, even though I may still shed a few tears. Sharing my stories is a way to show the world that no matter what is thrown my way, I am a survivor. I know the full love and acceptance of my husband and my kids. I am At Peace.
There are people out in this world who can relate in some way or another to what I will be writing about. Some stories may be written anonymously as they will be someone else’s life. My goal is to let people know they are not alone. YOU are not alone. Maybe you just need someone to listen to you. Maybe reading about these experiences will somehow help you deal with your own life struggles. Maybe you will reach out to an organization that is available to assist. Maybe you will find your own strength. Maybe you will finally be At Peace with some things in your life.
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It is my goal to post in this series once a month, the third Friday of every month. If life gets in the way, the post may be pushed back, but I will try to keep you updated. Yes, I am a procrastinator. Lol. Some posts will be on the lighter side and others will be a little deep, but the overall theme will be peaceful.
Below are some national links you may find helpful. Keep in mind that there are always local organizations near you. These, and any links I post, are not affiliate links, I am not paid by these companies. They are chosen by internet search.