I’ve loved writing stories and especially poems since I was a young girl. This is my first published piece of work. I was born in Texas and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. I was married in 1993. I had my daughter in 1994 and got divorced in 1997. Life changed for me as a woman and a mother after the divorce. With the series of events happening in my life, I started to jot down my feelings, circumstances and events. Before I knew it, my jot became a note, and my notes became stories. I pray that these stories in the book will serve as a guidance to people who need it.