To love and be loved is arguably one of the most powerfuland fundamental driving forces sustaining self-esteem and self-identity throughout the lifecourse. Need for reciprocal loving does not chang...
I was born in Louisville, Kentucky on March 20, 1942. I am a mother of six children, adopted three children, and an extended parent to four other children. My parents were my heroes. Both are deceased, but the wisdom, guidance, love, and compassion for us and others have guided my life and helped me get to this day. They were not perfect, but they were the greatest people in my life. They shared their life with me, the good times, bad times, mistakes, bad and good decisions, their decades of growth, their desires, and failures with their children. To me, this created a richness in my life. I remembered their sharing as the decades of my life rolled into some of the same situations. Because I was knowledgeable of those pitfalls, I didn't have to repeat the fall. I could read the invisible detour signs very well. The lessons my parents paid for in their journey of life, I didn't have to purchase. Their wise council created a vast knowledge of "The Issues of Life" because of their "Golden Nuggets." I love them both. I dedicate the wisdom of this book to Mable Hayworth and George Henry Foster. I call them my best friends.Elmyrra Foster