Writing this has been my desire since my early twenties. Feeling a desire to tell my mother's story was overwhelming me. She has suffered so much and received so little. Why? This book is based on true life events of Helen Mintz Canady and her children.
If we, as a society, continue to ignore abuse, then we are continuing to say that abuse is okay in our society. I hope that some readers are set free and will find the courage to resist abuse. Ignoring abuse and believing the lies inflicted on some people can destroy their feelings of self-worth and create deep-rooted scares that may never heal. Living the events in this book helped shape the person I am today. Surviving some of the events in this book are nothing short of a miracle.