Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Story To Be Told


Have you ever told someone about an experience that happened in your life and as you were telling your story, your mind wants to add to it.  Wants to add some details, some additional experiences, some lessons to be learned along the way.  Has this ever happened to you?

This has happened to me.  The original story is quite simple and ordinary...but the additions my mind wants to make are fantastic and extreme.

The story, so ordinary and simple, has become a wonderful walk through the life of a young woman who didn't have a support system in her teens or early 20s.  Then she met the man of her dreams who gave her a beautiful little girl.  This 'man of her dreams' turns out to be so much less then that.  He turns out to be a thoughtless, selfish man who, in a single afternoon, destroys her security and self worth.

There she stands, tears tracking down her face, her heart completely shattered, and in her right hand...the tiny hand of her little girl.  It is her job to protect and care for her little girl by herself...and at this moment...she has nothing.

What would you do if you found yourself penniless, homeless, with no one in the world to call for help and a little girl to care for...seriously...what would you do?

Where the Ocean Meets the Sky walks through this story and explains exactly what Karen did to survive and to protect her baby girl.  This story of ingenuity, survival, and the intense love a mother has for her child will touch your heart and make you cry.  At least, that is what it does for me as I write it.

Thanks for reading,


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