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Table Of Contents

Acknowledgements
Two Worlds Collide
Te Break of Innocence
And Ten Tere Were Four
Te All American Boy and Te Troubled Yankee
Growing Pains
Sweet Sixteen
Rebel Without a Clue
Tragedy Strikes
Te Identity Bud Tat Couldn’t Bloom
A Teddy Bear of a Remission
Unconscious Milestones and Physical Manifestations
Highway to Hell
Growing Pains and Born Again
A Time to Refect
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Strand of Pearls

Strand of Pearls

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In her memoir, Strand of Pearls, author Deborah Livingston recounts her journey from childhood abuse, frequent tragedy, and adult addiction to a spiritual transformation that brought her an inner peace and joy available to us all.Deborah was the first of three children born to a Canadian father and a New England mother—parents who were worlds apart in their own upbringings and views of the world. From two to sixteen, when she was finally able to break free, Deborah suffered abuse at the hands of her father. Her freedom from that abuse took her to abuse at the hands of others and to a tragic accident that cost the life of a friend. Her misfortunes early in life and her inability to see them as the “pearls” they actually were led to serious addiction in her early forties. And yet this addiction saved her life, preparing her for the inner transformation she would experience.In Strand of Pearls, Livingston invites the reader into the most painful, raw moments of her past so that the light of the present might shine brighter—as an invitation to others to embrace hope, faith, and gratitude in their lives.
In her memoir, Strand of Pearls, author Deborah Livingston recounts her journey from childhood abuse, frequent tragedy, and adult addiction to a spiritual transformation that brought her an inner peace and joy available to us all.Deborah was the first of three children born to a Canadian father and a New England mother—parents who were worlds apart in their own upbringings and views of the world. From two to sixteen, when she was finally able to break free, Deborah suffered abuse at the hands of her father. Her freedom from that abuse took her to abuse at the hands of others and to a tragic accident that cost the life of a friend. Her misfortunes early in life and her inability to see them as the “pearls” they actually were led to serious addiction in her early forties. And yet this addiction saved her life, preparing her for the inner transformation she would experience.In Strand of Pearls, Livingston invites the reader into the most painful, raw moments of her past so that the light of the present might shine brighter—as an invitation to others to embrace hope, faith, and gratitude in their lives.

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If the 1960's families stuck together even though it wasn't always for the best. Often to suffer the consequence were the children. Deborah Livingston was one such child. Deborah's parents were very diverse. Her father was much older than her mother and very controlling. Her mother was young, innocent and tried to please her husband despite his violent mood swings and drunken fits. And having unwanted children only flamed this reunion in an ugly way - especially when sons were preferred to daughters. As a baby, Deborah can remember breaking her mother's pearls. Her innocence faded as her father beat her. The hands that could be so gentle had turned into weapons of rage. This began a childhood of fear, confusion and pain. Being called "stupid" was a phrase often sent her way. Whippings were a common occurrence. She was not the only one to suffer. Deborah's mother was another victim to her husband's violence. This woman had failed to protect Deborah in so many ways.Emotionally scarred, Deborah grew up burying her emotions. This began a lifelong battle to control her roller coaster of feelings and learn how to except them for what they are despite her fears of rejection. STRAND OF PEARLS is a heat felt memoir, honest and intriguing as Deborah learns how to love, forgive and accept her fears. What a wonderful title so fitting to the emotional links in Deborah's story. I thoroughly enjoyed this touching tale and can relate to some of the books content. Nicely done.
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