Let me tell you all something… You don’t want to miss this! Welcome! I’m excited to share my interview with Valerie Andrews with you! Valerie visited my author page one day and commented on one of my posts. She’d stated she remembered an individual from her stay at the Topeka Rescue Mission here in my hometown. For those of you who haven’t read my book, this shelter, which we refer to as TRM, has a huge presence in my book’s storyline. I was immediately interested in Valerie’s story and when she said she’d allow me to interview her, I knew it would be a fantastic story. Almost immediately, I realized her story goes so much deeper than I’d ever expected. But I’ll let you read it for yourself. So, without further ado, here it is. Valerie, thanks again to saying yes. I appreciate your willingness to talk with me about … click here to read the full article.
A Guest Post by Elizabeth Diaz Sticking out a Difficult Marriage When my husband and I met, I was 17-years-old and fell madly in love. My parents, mentors, and friends cautioned us to slow down and take a serious look at some of our differences before getting married, but we didn’t listen. We married when I was 19 and started a family almost immediately. By the time I was 20 I had a baby and a failing marriage. We fought all the time. I didn’t understand his family (his family immigrated from Nicaragua to Miami and our cultural differences were mammoth) and he didn’t understand mine (I’d lived in a small town in Michigan my entire life). He worked long hours and I was home alone with a baby. Shortly after she was born, I got pregnant again. The emotional and physical toll were exhausting. I grew up in a … click here to read the full article.