"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
--Author Christopher Benson



Thursday, July 1, 2010

Guest Today is Arlene Crenshaw

  Author of Twelve Roses for Uretta.  
This title touches on a very meaningful subject.
Domestic Violence

Welcome Arlene, 

 Before you start your guest post can you tell us a little bit about you?
I’m a 48 yr woman with one son and two grandchildren, I raised my son on my own. We struggled through many of days but we made it.  I blessed in so many ways.  I lost my job about a year ago for something that was not my fault.  It’s been difficult, finding work, and I prayed everyday for God to help me find something in this world I enjoyed doing, and in a dream a voice came upon me (God) and said to me. “You are here for a purpose and it is to write and inspire people.”  Something I’ve did all my life…inspire people, who would think that I would be writing novels today. Dreams do come true if you believe.

This is Arlene's first book.
Here's a synopsis:
This is a true story told through the eyes of a child growing up with her mother, her name is Erica.  Erica’s mother suffered horrendous abuse by her husbands; Erica was the third child of Uretta. Erica also tells of her own suffering and guilt of not being able to reach out and help her mother, because at the time she was to young as well as her sisters and brothers, were unable to do anything they were all too young. 

Growing up with all her sadness and pain at age fourteen, Erica finds herself in a situation that also added to the trauma of her life that caused her to be tormented from carrying so much guilt that it led to anxiety and depression throughout her whole life.

Erica never was able to let her mother Uretta, no (know) of the pain she endured and the suffering she carried from her mother’s life, now in her own life, she had a secret that was to unbearable for her to tell her mother about what happened to her at age fourteen.

Erica loved her mother so much; she was never able to tell her the secret before her mother’s untimely passing away. This story is very emotional and heartbreaking.

Here is Arlene's Guest Post:

Living beyond adversity
Adversity means different things to different people and it depends 
on what their experience was and the attitude they have about it.
In the beginning when life was out of control, it meant something like this:
It shows up uninvited. 

It took control. 

It changed your life in ways you didn't want.  

It took what you wanted away from you.  

It forced you into situations you didn’t want to be in.  

It stopped you from doing what you wanted to do.  

It's was ruthless and cruel. 

It's was unfair.
After working through its challenges, life became something like this.

It helped you to become a better person.  

It made you achieve more than you ever thought you could.  

It made your relationships deeper and more meaningful.  

It showed you what was most important in life.  

It helped you become more compassionate and understanding.  

It made you appreciate life much more.  

It leads to the discovery of true joy, in life.  

It gave you wisdom and now you soar beyond the clouds (awesome feeling within).
And know you live your life beyond adversity; 
because now you’re in the best place you can be for yourself emotionally… now you’re living beyond adversity. 

By Arlene R. Crenshaw

Thank you Arlene for stopping by  Dollycas's Thoughts today and sharing with us.

Arlene is on virtual book tour with Twelve Roses for Uretta,  so be sure to leave her a comment here today for your chance to win a copy of her bookSponsored by THE VIRTUAL TOUR CAFE.


BK said...

First, Happy Birthday Dollycas! What a great post Arlene. Fantastic job!

shaphire48 said...

Thank you Dolly and thank you to BK you both are awesome. Keep doing what you both do,it matters to lots of people what you both do.

God Bless!!!