This week, we are focusing on stories shared by mothers about their struggles. In honor of Mother's Day, we are featuring the following inspirational stories:
The Real Prison Diaries by Judy Frisby
In 2014, Mackenzie Basham dropped her little boy off at her Mother's house on a Friday night, and never returned. The following week her family saw 19-year-old Mackenzie's mug shot on the local evening news channel, she has not been home since. This is the true story of Mackenzie's mother's personal diaries to her daughter through years of her incarceration, and Mackenzie's letters written back. They grieve one another yet still alive, as well as tackle issues of drug abuse, suicide, homosexuality, family acceptance, violence, prison rape, police corruption, and her child growing up without any parents. This story makes you feel like you are sitting in the prison cell afraid to close your eyes some nights, as well as Mackenzie describing the mental and physical torture many women inmates endure while in a state prison in the U.S. The book also puts you in the frame of mind of a shattered mother who has watched a perfectly beautiful child spiral from her pride and joy down to hit rock bottom into their very own living hell.
I Just Want to Be Normal by Yasmin S. Brown
When God steps in miracles show up. Sudden health problems cause a startling world wind journey for a little girl. Challenges are introduced but the fight never stops for Ronasae. This book strives to create hope, fight and education to a childhood kidney disease.
Finding Purpose in the Pain by Brenda W. McIntyre
Parental Alienation is a growing problem in which children are brainwashed by one parent in a deliberate attempt to destroy their relationship with the other parent. Victims suffer for many years as the abuse escalates and creates an emotional roller coaster of a hurt that doesn’t seem to heal.
Finding Purpose in the Pain: Devotions for Victims of Parental Alienation is a beautifully written book of devotions that addresses a sorrow so unique and deep.Thirty-one devotions based on the author’s memories of interaction with her children before their alienation began, offer encouragement to others experiencing this devastating dynamic of broken families.
What others are saying:
“This devotional book written by Brenda W. McIntyre is very inspirational and helpful to me. She writes about her experiences and couples them with scripture, too. It is encouraging and lets me know that I am not alone in my daily struggles with parental alienation. I am so grateful there is a publication like this!” - Lydia W. from NC
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Have a very Happy Mother's Day!