Layers of Living: A Heartwarming Memoir of Struggle, Growth, and Triumph

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Xlibris Corporation, Oct 30, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 116 pages
Depicting an emotional journey that spans five decades, four generations, and three countries, Layers of Living is a heartwarming memoir that highlights the author’s growth from a na´ve, introverted child to a courageous and confident adult. It explores themes of poverty, grief, death, betrayal, forgiveness, and enduring love—and suggests that with faith in God, no obstacle is insurmountable. It also portrays personal commentaries of life as an expatriate in the Bahamas, navigating the U.S. immigration system, Internet dating, and dealing with grief. This memoir is a story of a meaningful life, filled with obstacles, various experiences, life-changing lessons, and numerous realizations. Readers are sure to both laugh and cry as they move through the pages of this book, unwrapping the different layers of life that might not be, in some ways, very far removed from their own.
 

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Contents

Prologue
11
Humble Beginnings
13
Family Ties
21
Education
27
Religion
32
On Becoming a Teacher
39
Welcome to Nassau the Bahamas
42
Working in Nassau
51
The Trial and Trials
68
The Promised Land
75
Our Wedding
84
US Immigration
90
Layers of Loss
100
The Road to Permanent Residence
104
Two Thousand and Nine
108
Epilogue
115

Arrested Development
57
Web of Deceit
63

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