The time was now to turn around, to walk resolutely out of the snarling web of twisted lies and usurious secrets knotted around her for some 30 years by then and into the light of a life she could call her own. Out of tangled shadows and into a life where she could meet herself and be herself and learn to trust herself as the honest, realistic person she can be, simply because that’s her created design.
This is a quote from a new book soon to be released entitled My Father’s Hand and you can read a chapter a week over at the blog My Father’s Hand by Nanci Haigler Flynn. This is a book about endurance. She’s my mom by the way. So that makes reading this more difficult, but also more important. I haven’t read the entire book yet but I would have to guess that some of what she endured came from me. But so far this is one of the most honest and inspiring witnesses I’ve ever read.
I nag you guys all the time to tell your witness. Tell your witness. God put these events, the good and the bad, in your life for the benefit of others who need to hear your story. Don’t keep your story a secret. If you’re wondering how you tell your story, with all of its hurt and dirt and drama and pain, then read My Father’s Hand.
We were all built to be heroes. It’s about time we started acting like heroes.