|About the Book|
Imagine being born into the most abject poverty. You live almost like a feral child: unattended, unloved, dirty, abused, and tied to a crib by your unwed mother. And then you become a commodity, when your mother sells you to a prominent businessmanMoreImagine being born into the most abject poverty. You live almost like a feral child: unattended, unloved, dirty, abused, and tied to a crib by your unwed mother. And then you become a commodity, when your mother sells you to a prominent businessman and his wife for a thousand dollars. This was how life began for author Patsy Dolson. In her memoir, Dolson tells her story of poverty, physical and emotional abuse, and unspoken secrets. As her adopted mother began to abuse her, Dolson grew up without hope that she would be rescued.She dreamed that marriage and a career as a nurse would bring her the happiness and security she sought. When she became a mother, a transformational process began to create a better life for her children. And yet she was still filled with grief and despair. The pain of her memories began to threaten her marriage, her relationship with her children, and her career.But a strong divine presence within her during her season of discovery delivered Dolson from the bondage begun in childhood. She opened the door to all that she had buried over the years. She went forward, facing her past and her pain. With the help of her church, family, counselors, and intense personal motivation, she confronted a mountain of unwanted baggage looming over her life and started the process of healing.The Lord restored, healed, and brought wholeness into her life, taking her brokenness and formed a new and miraculous work within her. This is her story.