Our Story, for My Son

Author: Helen Stephens

Publisher: From You to Me Limited

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Page: 160

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Our Story is a gift journal available in two beautiful designs - for my daughter and for my son - inspiring parents to capture the unique story of childhood, from early baby memories through to the eighteenth year together.

Our Story, for My Daughter

Author: Helen Stephens

Publisher: From You to Me Limited

ISBN:

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Page: 160

View: 417

Our Story is a gift journal available in two beautiful designs - for my daughter and for my son - inspiring parents to capture the unique story of childhood, from early baby memories through to the eighteenth year together.

A Love Story-For My Children

Author: Ruth Lester

Publisher: iUniverse

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 435

A story with a difference, this poignant autobiography is filled with real life drama. Embark on a nostalgic journey through the harsh Depression era and on through the hardships of the War years to the present day. Observe the vast changes that have brought us from the rigid and moralistic society of yesterday to the vastly different liberal mindset of today. The universal thread that runs throughout lends an air of familiarity. It is difficult not to identify with one of the characters-perhaps with the young girl herself in her struggles to persevere, or with the woman she ultimately becomes. Here is a story of contrasts from the depths of despair to the pinnacle of joy-a story that defies the odds. Here is a rendering that tugs at the heartstrings. Poignant, yet redeeming, this uplifting account will serve as an inspiration to all who struggle similarly-as well as to those who love them.

Stay Close

A Mother's Story of Her Son's Addiction

Author: Libby Cataldi

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 709

During his early teens, Jeff Bratton started using drugs. At first, alcohol and pot, but quickly he spiraled into using cocaine, ketamine, crystal meth and eventually heroin. How could this wonderful son, loving brother, and star athlete lose himself to drugs? How could his parents be so clueless? How could his mother, the long-term head of a private school, be so blind? "Stagli vicino", an Italian recovering addict told the author. "Stay close—never leave him, even when he is most unlovable." This is not a book about saving a child. It is a book about what it means to stay close to a loved one gripped by addiction. It is about one son who came home and one mother who never gave up hope. Stay Close is one mother's tough, honest, and intimate tale that chronicles her son's severe drug addiction, as it corroded all relationships from the inside out. It is a story of deep trauma and deep despair, but also of deep hope—and healing. Here is Libby Cataldi's story about dealing with addiction without withdrawing love, learning to trust again while remaining attuned to lies, and the cautious triumph of staying clean one day at a time. He told her, "Mom, never quit believing." And she didn't.

Tell All the Children Our Story

Memories and Mementos of Being Young and Black in America

Author: Tonya Bolden

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 429

Reveals the history of African American children--from the first recorded birth of a black child in Jamestown, Virginia, to the present day--through historical documents, journal entries, news articles, and interviews.

What Stories Does My Son Need?

A Guide to Books and Movies that Build Character in Boys

Author: Michael Gurian

Publisher: Penguin

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Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 160

View: 735

In an annotated list including movies such as High Noon and Glory, and books such as The Giving Tree and To Kill a Mockingbird, therapist and educator Gurian highlights the particular ethical lessons two hundred great stories can impart to boys and young men.

White Butterfly

While Parents Minister, a Beloved Daughter Disappears Off the Face of the Earth

Author: Vanda Terrell

Publisher: Hannibal Books

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Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 414

When Vanda Terrell and her husband, Mike, leave behind their prosperous North Dallas lifestyle because of a genuine commitment to serve God in a foreign land, little do they know that a trap is being set for them that will deprive them of their precious 15-year-old daughter, Brittany. The six-months ensuing desperate search leads the Terrells into Satan's dark playground in corrupt, debauched sectors of Mexico and challenges their faith in the God they went to Latin America to serve. Deceptions and failed commitments are their daily portion as the path toward restoration with Brittany plunges them deeper and deeper into heartbreak. When the search finally hits pay dirt, the ending is not he storybook one for which the Terrells have hoped. Vanda shares about her struggles to forgive and to heal and her miraculous, personal reminder that God's presence never leaves us even in the midst of shattered dreams and unthinkable pain.