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Growing up , Roxanne did not have the typical loving home like most have experienced. She lived through the beatings and verbal abuse her dad dished out on a daily basis. As she became older, she fought the hatred she had for her dad. Roxanne had lived in a home where she was never good enough or smart enough to succeed in life. Having to deal with those emotional scars will prove to be a turning point in her life.
Roxanne gets married and has two children. Her husband David is very loving and supportive, but Roxanne brings into their marriage the need to be important and succeed. She starts to become number one at her job and feels like she has finally been accepted. When she is at home, she screams at her children, hits them and verbally abuses her family. At some point , will her selfish desires and mental and physical abuse catch up with her? Will she see that she is repeating a pattern of abuse that she endured ?
Roxanne seems content with her life , but everything changes when she is diagnosed with MS. It is a painful disease that will cause her to experience depression and struggle to learn to depend on others. At her lowest point, she senses an urge to give up and thinks about suicide. In a blink of an eye, her life suddenly takes a turn for the worse . She finds herself in a deep coma. Roxanne can feel her body rise and looks down to see herself laying very still in a hospital bed.
The experience she has is one that she will never forget and changes her forever. God allows her a glimpse of heaven and all its beauty. What visions does God give her to experience? Will she be able to let go of her painful childhood and forgive her father? This book is a powerful story of redemption, forgiveness and a peace that only comes from God's love. As you can see from the cover , Roxaner has a beautiful tattoo. When you read this amazing book you will find out why she got the tattoo and how her openness is helping others and allowing God to show her the purpose He has for her.
"God uses our personal experiences to help others. We are like threads that weave in and out of each others' lives, making changes and impact on people who need to hear our stories ." Well said Roxanne. Thank you for sharing your story with others and recognizing the purpose God has for your life.