Good afternoon, I’m Hope Brooks and this is a delightful moment for me. It’s the moment I’ve been waiting for since I began writing my memoir, A Mother’s Survival: Finding Balance Through the Storms. Today I am writing my first post. So many things have happened to me since childhood, and the memories of those events have lived within me. When I retired from teaching, I had a dream to share those experiences with the world in my book. I wanted to somehow impact the lives of others so they can learn how to survive and deal with the many injustices of life that we often face.

I want you to be part of my life. I want you to open your heart and share your feelings on this blog. If you have endured any of the things that I have, I want to hear about how you are dealing with them, so we can  bond and help each other. Please speak freely if you have been a victim of sexual abuse, have had your life impacted by family members diagnosed with mental illness, have had your heart broken by an earthshattering divorce, or have witnessed your innocent children suffer, as they see their parents fight and destroy each other.

I anxiously look forward to hearing from you.

Hope Brooks



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Hope Brooks is a retired teacher who worked with elementary and junior high schools students for thirty-eight years. Upon retirement, her life's experiences continued to live within her. One day she sat at her computer and began sharing her feelings in her book, A Mother's Survival: Finding Balance Through the Storms. Writing her story, she wanted to send a message to the world to never give up pursuing your goals and dreams. We must all find our paths to success, and there is always hope.

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