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7/27/15

A Stolen Life And The Broken Places Soothed With #Music

Between yesterday evening and this morning I read A stolen Life from Jaycee Lee Dugard.  I stopped reading around 1am last night/this morning because I had reached the part when she was about to meet her mother and it was overwhelming for me.

I remember when I first met my mother and all the questions I had about her. I didn't remember her as a child and so it was knowing a brand new mother.

I couldn't believe that God gave me the gift of knowing her. I've prayed most of my life to know her and so it was a gift.

It was February of 2004. A Friday. I remember talking on the phone with my sister too, whom I've never met. It was a voice of echo.

Since then my mother and I have developed a good relationship. Many things have happend since then, but I hope we'll continue to have a good relationship.



Have you read her book?
Will you read the book? It's heartwrenching and still so much hope and seeing the fortitude of human spirit.

A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard.

In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen.
For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse.

For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation.

On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I don’t think of myself as a victim. I survived.

A Stolen Life is my story—in my own words, in my own way, exactly as I remember it.
 
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I"m late with the music, but I"m here and will visit all of you.

And with that I want to find strength in the broken places.




I trust You to heal
I trust You to save
So I'll trust You enough
To get out of the way
To come where I am
To silence my doubt
So I'll forfeit my plans
And let Yours play out

You are strong
In the broken places
I'm carried in Your arms
You are strong
In the broken places
There's healing in these scars

So I'll keep coming back
To what You said first
Beyond what I see
Beyond how it hurts
Whatever You ask God
No matter how hard
The place of my breaking is
Right where You are

You are strong
In the broken places
I'm carried in Your arms
You are strong
In the broken places
There's healing in these scars

You redeem You restore
You make things better than before
You reconcile You resurrect
You speak life over death [x3]

You are strong
In the broken places
I'm carried in Your arms
You are strong
In the broken places
There's healing in these scars


Welcome to today's music.  I hope Monday find you with a smile and music to begin your week with light steps. 
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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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30 comments :

  1. I am always looking for new book recommendations. I will have to check this one out. Your review sure is enticing!

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    1. Thanks Breanna.
      It's not a review, but it was worth sharing about.

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  2. I just finished this book. It was wonderful. Thank you for the excellent review.

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    1. Glad you got a chance to read it.
      It's quite a book!

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  3. I would love to read this book, it sound very interesting and my kind of read. This would be great on a lazy afternoon.

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  4. This looks like such a good book and I think it would be a really emotional read. I'll have to check it out.

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    1. Oh Jeannette, very emotional read! I cried.

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful story in conjunction with this novel. My attention has been grabbed and I have to make sure I add this to my library list.

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    1. You are welcome.
      Of course my life is nothing compare to the horrors this woman suffered, but I can see so many similiarities you know.

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  6. I haven't read it yet, but now I'm going to get my hands on a copy and do that! It sounds really great!

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  7. This sounds like a great book. I will add this to my list of must read books.

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  8. Omg this sounds like a fantastic book! I really need a new book for the pool. Might just have to check this out!

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    1. I only put it down because I started crying so much!

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  9. Jaycee Duggard looks like a really tough woman. Her book looks inspiring on how she reclaimed her life back.

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    1. She is a tough woman indeed.
      It makes me cry just to say that because she was a vulnerable child his whole time.

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  10. I haven't read her book yet but I'm definitely eager to read it soon. She has such an incredible story and I'd like to know more about it in her own words.

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    1. You must read it.
      And get the tissues out.

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  11. I haven't read it. It sounds like it pulls you in (just like a good book should do!). And I am glad you and your mom have a solid relationship. And yep, big blessing. :)

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    1. Thank you R.
      It's quite an emotional book

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  12. I haven't read that book yet but I'm loving that quote. So very true!

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    1. I hope you get to read it Michele.
      Thank you :)

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  13. I've never heard this tune, but I'm really diggin' it my friend. I love her voice, her quest to put something across and the tune/beat. The whole thing is totally awesome. Thanks for sharing. woo hoo

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  14. Hmm, I'll have to check this out! I'm always looking for a good summer read.

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    1. I hope you do Cynthia. It's quite a read.

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  15. Just the thought of such a thing is frightening. I'm sure it is a fascinating read.

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    1. Yes just the thought is frightening.
      I cry for her.
      I pray for her.

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