Crossing Rivers, Climbing Mountains, Building Bridges

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Xlibris Corporation, Jun 4, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 279 pages
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Charged Convicted and Condemned, thrown into life as a young mother at the age of just 15 years old. Jacqueline La-Touché was faced with the prejudice of being a teenage mother, feeling that she had to prove to her parents, and others, most of all herself that she could be the best mother that she could for her child. While she was still proving her worth, her life was rocked by yet another big decision that any girl, or woman could make in their life. In 1982 her parents immigrated to Jamaica, to fulfill their dreams, leaving her behind, and not knowing that their daughter would experience the unexpected and unknown, Life became a day to day battle, and one long nightmare, for this young mother. Destined for a life of hardship and heartache. Depravation haunted her life each day, a reminder of where she was, ‘Nowhere’. Loveless and abusive relationships, played their part in her life, she felt trapped by her situation, as she remembered sayings of “you made your bed, so you lay in it”, With no mother to turn to for guidance and strength, she raised her children, alone. Loss of control over her life, and ashamed to let anyone know, what her life represented at that time, ‘heartache’, a secret which she was ashamed of but was the only control that she had over her life could have ended it, She fought a daily battle, with herself, a love hate relationship, but then her life changed in a way that she never would have imagined, a way she had never known. Love and Happiness, comes into her life, and she is happy again, but for how long. Just as she thinks that all her troubles are over, they had only just begun. Faith dealt some cruel hands in this mother’s life, her faith had been tested so many times, with family, friends, and all the people that were dear to her, the people that she had trusted and loved. Her life changes for the better, when she decides to make a positive change in her life, Jacqueline had become so engrossed in her problems, that she could not see the forest from the trees. A new life, discovering new things, places, relationships, happiness, and the three Gs, God Given Gifts, which she would learn to take control of, and embrace the good in herself, using it in a positive way. Life’s ups and downs and big changes were still waiting to happen. Crossing rivers climbing mountains, how would she conquer them all, would she be able to find some sort of peace, and be able to build bridges, This is an inspiring account of Jacqueline La-Touches’ life, and how she managed to endure, but not losing sight of her faith and hope, having the determination and courage to fight her way through life, and still believe in her dreams.
 

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hi its bibi that was interesting my big daughter read it as well and i loved the language it was complicated but a good story is this your story of what happened to you or is it a made up one
lots of love Bibi
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Contents

The Three Cs
15
Right or Wrong
27
Big Changes for Everyone
36
Fending for Myself in This Unholy War
42
No White Christmas Only Blue
53
From the Frying Pan into the Fire
59
LoveHate Relationship with Food
72
Jamaica Here I Come
76
My Purpose
139
Saying Goodbye
143
Feelings of Gratitude
155
New Chapter
167
Fighting Demons
172
In the Deep End
177
Vocational Thinking
193
Letting Go
197

Realisation
81
The Meltdown Near Breakdown
92
My Awakening
95
A Whole New World
100
Wearing the Same Shoes
104
A NeverForgotten Love
110
New Additions
115
For Better for Worse
120
Prayers Equal Miracles
128
Confessions and Betrayal
135
A Change Must Come
204
Supporting with a Difference
215
Time for a Break
219
Falling Deeper
231
Declaration of Love
251
Acceptance Must Come
258
Soldiering On
262
My Lifelong Achievement
269
The Three Gs Accepted
273
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I am 45 years old and a mother to 7 children. My working professional role is to support vulnerable families. I am also a performing artist in comedy. And, I also write poetry. I believe that anyone who reads this book will definitely be able to hear the unique voice within me as an author. As you read through each chapter, you will be able to hear my voice within each page that you read, and some of you may even be able to identify with at least one of the challenges faced in this book. Writing this book has given me the opportunity to take a journey back through the years and to look through my past and to be able to see how far I have come to be here today. To be able to speak through this book is a testimony to my buyers and readers.

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