This is the riveting and yet inspirational journey of one woman's life of survival stemming from childhood molestation, physical and mental abuse. Marlena was given away by her biological mother at the age of only two years old to a relative she would grow to call Mother. Layla, Marlena's biological mother, had to face the guilt and shame of her deep dark secret. The secret that would haunt her for the rest of her life and ultimately carry to the grave. Read of Marlena's courage to tell about the cruelty of abandonment by her biological mother and the relational bonds that were broken which would inevitably, break the bonds that help to mold a child throughout its life: Mother/daughter, brother/sister, sister/sister and just general relational bonds. Mother was the physical and verbal abuser, all through Marlena's tender years until about age fifteen.
Marlena's faith would be the key that would sustain and carry her through life.