Gone were the anxious and pain-filled years of author Lilly May’s childhood and teens. Gone were the tears and loneliness of a child without a mother. No more would she face hurt and insults from relations and so-called friends. She was free. It was her wedding day, a day that was forever marked in her heart.
In Forward Together, May chronicles the story of her life after her marriage to Michael, a British solider she met while he was stationed in Jamaica. A sequel to her first book, Montego May, this memoir shares the stories of the experiences she had as an army wife traveling to different countries. It discusses the hardships of raising three small children while her husband was away on active service in the Far East and Northern Ireland, narrates the challenges of moving as a military family, and tells how she settled into civilian life.
Starting from 1962 to the present, Forward Together offers a look at May’s life, both the challenges and the triumphs, as she and her husband now travel and enjoy their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.