This book is a true story about Virginia Jo Broughton. Her life was roller coaster of adversity and heartbreak. An alcoholic, abusive husband, who was often gone left Virginia to nurture and provide for their twelve children.
From ice cream made with snow to walking however far it might be to support her children in their endeavors, her love and dedication shined brightly. “If the sun doesn't shine tomorrow, you will not do without,” Virginia told them. Virginia's strength of character, abundance of love, and optimistic outlook on life, created a shield of love for her children.
This book shows love creates a lifetime of precious memories and no matter the obstacle, love can guide you through anything. Virginia always hoped to write her story to inspire those who might be struggling, a goal not to be accomplished in her lifetime. Her daughter, Mona Rae Disabato, through a compilation of letters, excerpts from Mona's journal to her mother, and memories from Virginia's twelve children has fulfilled her mother's dream.
“The pain my father put her through all the years they were together showed in her eyes. I will never forget the abuse that did not stop from him. I will also never forget all the ways she showed my brothers, sisters, and I how much she loved us and her wonderful outlook on life,” states author, Mona Rae Disabato.