About

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Born in northern Alabama, father was a Native American (Chickasaw) sharecropper; mother who was emotionally absent, raised by her father, Native American great-grandmother and an African-American woman whom were all were great storytellers.

Instead of playing like most children, she roamed the countryside alone or with her father and at night she sat at the feet of these strong-minded individuals listening to the stories of their lives. During the summer, she lived with her fathers’ sister; it was at this favorite aunt that she would discover a library, and mingle with her aunt’s circle of friends that included local writers, artist, and politicians.

A cabin deep within the Black Warrior Forest was the weekend retreat and filled with these pople from a different life than her own. This aunt encouraged the imagination; planted the desire to write, a seedling waiting to sprout from the warm southern heart of a child.
The harshness that shrouded life would cause her to withdraw from most of the world; it fills the pages of her writing, the heartache, the abuse, and the denial from her mother. Today, she lives in Southern Wisconsin…far from her southern roots, writes and paints daily.

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      1. Without a doubt, He is… And to address your comment, “the sun does not shine on everyone.”

        Please check out Matthew 5:45 (AMP), “so that you may [show yourselves to] be the children of your Father who is in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on those who are evil and on those who are good, and makes the rain fall on the righteous [those who are morally upright] and the unrighteous [the unrepentant, those who oppose Him].”

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  1. Thank you for the follow Elizabeth, I find that we can always learn from others so I am looking forward to getting to know you. Please feel free to jump in any time with your thoughts. God’s grace and blessings on you and yours.

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  2. It took me a very long time Elizabeth, a lifetime in fact, to finally see meaning in our journey. To endure some of the most painful things in our lives, but in doing so reach a place that made all of what went before so worth it all.
    Those parents or loved ones that made us feel so unwanted, rejected or have no worth are in fact only doing what they too have grown up with, passing on what they know. But in fact it is this very thing that will bring us to a point where after much pain, and usually during a traumatic experience, that we will finally look inside, take that deeper road and ask our hearts ‘why’. We will keep at this because we have reached a point of ‘I can’t do this anymore’, and dare to face that fear that has been built from childhood and as a coping strategy created a wall, an emotional wall to protect a heart in so much pain.
    But it is inside this wall that the meaning of life resides. Understand the ‘why’ of a fear and it will lose its power over us. See the ‘why’ for what it is, that painful thing that we as very young children with a very immature emotional coping strategy build to protect our hearts from its hurt. Understand that ‘why’ and that wall will come tumbling down, finally setting us free from a life of pain.
    For behind that wall is something we have forever searched, that love and happiness we have searched for all our lives. It has been blocked simply because of the belief of ourselves has been hammered home by those we love and look up to, those very same people who treated us in such a way to make us feel unloved, rejected and so unworthy. It can be so painful that we convince ourselves that they do love us, simply because believing the other is too painful.
    And when we finally see its meaning, the reason that fear has been built, our world will be changed forever. We will see that our lives have been lived through that filter of fear, never really reaching beyond its meaning to us, forever holding us back.
    With it gone it will feel like a mountain has been taken away, no longer struggling each step we take. Blinkers will be taken off, masks removed and our sight will be beyond words. Suddenly the world will be a new place and we will begin to do something so removed from what we have always done…we will begin to create instead of reacting to this world and begin to live, really live for the first time. Smile at the sight of a butterfly, an urge to sing because for the first time we are truly happy, and all because of one thing…we have discovered through that wall a love we have denied ourselves, a love that we have searched for, for so long. Our love ❤️
    May yours be found dear lady, it is a very painful journey but within it is a freedom and love like no other ❤️

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