A Chronicle of Choices, From Abuse to Absolution, with Letters from Michele

Thank you for joining me!

“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”    Luke 12: 32


I have written a book.

My story about child abuse and the effects is not unique and has been told hundreds of times, but we all tell it in our own unique way. I journaled off and on through much of my life, which was good when I decided to write my story, as I didn’t have to pick back through my memory for the facts. They were all written down at the time things happened. When I was in therapy my journal was written in the form of letters to my psychiatrist. Other things I wrote I put in the form of letters and started each chapter of my book with a letter.

My story is about the choices I made as an adult and their impact on my life. At the beginning of my adult life, I made poor choices, but once the healing started, my choices got better and so did my life.

Thus, the title of my book, A CHRONICLE OF CHOICES, From Abuse to Absolution, with Letters from Michele. The title has recently changed from, LETTERS FROM MICHELE, A Chronicle of Choices, which didn’t tell enough of what the book was about.

My book is dedicated to adults who are suffering from the effects of child abuse, or any kind of abuse. It is a debilitating way to live. I know I was there. I will be sharing excerpts from my book and the techniques I used to rise above my past and live in the now. How I clawed my way through the darkness and found the light.

Check my blog page. My blogs from August 2018 to mid May 2019 tell how I worked through different issues during my recovery. Currently I blog about my continued spiritual Growth.

The more followers I get the better my chances of getting published. I believe if I can reach one person with my healing message I will have accomplished my goal.

Please share me on Facebook and follow me on this site.


And o’er earth’s troubled, angry sea  I see Christ walk, And come to me, and tenderly, Divinely talk.

By Mary Baker Eddy Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896 Page 397:5

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15 thoughts on “A Chronicle of Choices, From Abuse to Absolution, with Letters from Michele

  1. I have family and friends who have gone through child abuse , i can’t relate personally but i can empathise. I am glad that you managed to reclaim your life back…… I wish you all the success with your book, it’s a hard story to tell but even if your story reaches and helps one person, it’s more than what would have happened if you never wrote the words.

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    • I was abused as a child locked in a closet all night at five years old.pulled across the room by my hair.beat with spoons belts.switches.I went hungry. locked out made to sleep in the cold outside on a old couch in the winter.All the welfare money went for my moms boyfriend.All my clothes coats and shoes came from Associated Charities.I was never told I was loved I didn’t get Christmas or Birthday presents ever.I went on to a abusive relationship where he almost killed me more then once.I was diagnosed with Ptsd and depression from my traumatic childhood.

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      • I am so sorry any innocent child has to go through those kinds of things. I know what it feels like not to be loved. I see you are married with 3 children and 1 grandchild, I hope this means you have dealt with your past and have a good life now. If not I hope one of my blogs about how I worked through the effects of child abuse helps you. Children are here to be loved not abused.

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  2. The chinese character for crisis has 2 meanings:
    danger
    opportunity
    I believe the danger is gone and you are using this opportunity to inspire others to rise above this miasma of error. Good work!

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  3. I’d like to read this book. A Christian recovery story gives hope. I struggle with where God has been leading me out of the abuses in my life. I thank you for your courage.

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  4. Thank you for your comment. I hope my book gets published. I think it could help a lot of people. As I posted in one of my blogs, I will see to it that everyone that follows my website gets a copy of the manuscript, if it doesn’t get published. God is with you and if you read my blogs they tell the different ways that I let God direct my path through recovery. You’ll get there, just know that you are never alone in your quest for freedom from the past. Peace be with you.

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    • It’s hard to know what to say sometimes. Just accept them with their flaws and let them know you understand. Give them my website address, maybe one of my blogs might help and give them something to talk about. I wish my book was published, I’m sure it would help. They pretty much have to reach a point where they are tired of suffering and want to change their life. I wish I had some magic words that would make everything better. I did a lot of things I’m not proud of during my effected years, but life is great now. I hope all those you counsel will find their way some day. Just love them no matter what, that’s what they were missing when they were growing up.

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  7. I am also a formerly abused child. I don’t like to refer to myself as a survivor because I feel I’m more than that; I like to call myself a sur-thriver! One question I have for you is this. I have considered writing my story for years and have been encouraged by many to do so. I worry that I will cause my siblings pain and embarrassment and I do still live some lingering feelings of guilt for the pain that I caused my family when I came forward with the truth many years ago. I don’t want to cause them
    more pain and embarrassment. Did you have to overcome that when you wrote your story? If so, how were you able to do so?

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    • Hi Sherri,

      I like that, “sur-thriver”
      I’m old enough that most of my family has passed and my situation may be different than yours. I had to get the permission of my existing family to use my name and theirs when writing my book. I was going to use a pseudonym but had an agent tell me it would sell better if I used my own name. The family all told me to use real names. I didn’t cause anyone any pain. My younger brother chose not to acknowledge there was a problem in our house, but my older brother and I were on the same page.
      If you have a truth to tell, then tell it, somehow, someway. There are those out there like you and I that need to know they are not alone in their struggle to overcome. Legally you may have to get permission to use real names, to avoid any law suites.

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