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Originally posted on Reflections From the Heart:
Running In Heels: A Memoir of Grit & Grace
Author: Mary A. Pérez
Genres: Christian Living, Inspirational, Memoir, Nonfiction
Tags: Mary A. Pérez, Memoir, Running in Heels, Upcoming Release
Publisher: Chart House Press
Publication Year: 2015
“More than a memoir—this book is a promise of hope for anyone who was abandoned as a child, to anyone who woke up hungry and went to bed hungrier every day, for every wife who has loved a husband who left bruises on her heart and on her body.”
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Somewhere between stealing cold cuts from stray cats and watching a stranger leave her mother’s bed after breaking in through their bedroom window, Mary figured out that her family was dirt poor. Worse than her empty stomach, she was hungry for acceptance and love. She thought she found…
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“I always did love you, just had too many problems.”
Ten words on ink and paper.
Handwritten by her.
Pierces my heart.
Does she know I exist? Or care? Or want me?
I love her, look up to her; want to be her.
Isn’t love also a verb?
Grandparents notice. Embrace me. Love me.
They say I am worthy and special.
I am not allow to stay.
Said I might become spoil.
I leave home. Searching for Mr. Right.
Run to him at sixteen. Happily ever after.
Young. Naïve. Taken for granted.
Thinks to mold me into his image.
His way or the highway.
Motherhood. Baby having babies.
Crawl before walk. Stumble. Fall.
Clinging unto a strand, unraveling.
Years overlap. Encumbering.
Emotions are numb.
Hubby seeks greener pastures.
Two-timer. Tosses me to the wolves.
Water not missed until the well is dry.
Alone. They’ve aged. Reaching out.
Across the miles, calling my name.
Vowing eternal devotion.
Grown children look back.
Open arms. Nostalgic.
Rebuild the fences.
Dying to live.
In times of happiness, embrace your beloved.
In times of calamity, hold them closer.
Love isn’t love until you give it away.
God grants life.
And second chances.
I was invited to participate in “A Tour Through Blogland,” also known as “The Virtual Blog Tour Award.” When my nominator, Sally Georgina Cronin introduced me to this project, she peaked my interest. After all, I just published my memoir and am pretty excited to let others know of its soon release date.
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Originally posted on Rebeca Jones:
When I began blogging two years ago, I did not expect the amazing community of writers I would get to know. There are many wise and gifted storytellers out there. Once in a while, I stumble upon someone who can infuse their stories with such passion and vividness I feel as though I am experiencing life with them. Mary Ann Perez is one such writer.
As she has shared parts of her story on her blog I have been privileged to see life through circumstances very different than my own. I have seen through Mary’s eyes and I have both laughed and cried. Her story has given me much to ponder about my own life, and of how insulated I am. Her words have given me a compassion and empathy I didn’t have before, particularly for children growing up in unstable environments.
When I learned that her book is due…
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