Laney watched her life disappear in the rear view mirror. If only her memories would disappear as well…
She was two hours west of town when the lights in the big two-story brick house came on. She couldn’t possibly hear the shouting and cursing, yet her insides were knotted and her stomach churned. If he caught her, he would kill her. Of that she was certain.
Forever Blessed is the story of a young mother who is on the run from an abusive husband with her three children in tow. Does Laney find safety from a controlling manipulating spouse? Does Paul track her down and make her pay for her disobedience? Where does God fit into all this?
About Darlene Shortridge (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Author)
My story. Hmm, that could be another book, and it will be someday. For the moment we’ll concentrate on Who I am—what makes me tick—and what I do.
Who am I? Good question. I’m not sure I even know the answer to that, at least not all the time. I can think of all the things I do. I’m a wife. I’m a mom. I’m a Nana. I’m a cook. I’m a writer. I’m a speaker. I’m a business owner. I’m a publisher. I do all sorts of things. The list could go on for pages.
As for who I am, first and foremost I’m a child of God, a servant doing His bidding—seeking His approval. My heart is for the broken, for the downtrodden. I’m a perfectionist who can easily forgive if the heart is involved. I’m a deep thinker. I get lost in creation. My family is my heart beat. Words fill holes and renew hope. Connection keeps me compassionate. Silence renews me.
The stories floating around my head are related to everything I am. They are not my stories, but they are mine to tell. I relate in big and small ways. I pray in some way these stories touch you and change you into who you are called to be.