Paula Barlow, a former businesswoman, realtor, and flight attendant shares her compelling autobiography through poems. She is an overcomer of unsurmountable obstacles. Each poem has a base story of “WHY” it was written. Some were written before her near fatal scooter accident in 2008, when struck by an SUV in a hit and run accident. As you read, notice how differently her poems change from 2008 to the present. At the time, her reasons for writing were unknown until realizing later that God was directing her. Paula believes that other people experience similar situations, but are very reluctant to talk about their hopelessness or despair.
This book contains three sections: Spiritual, Addiction, and Everyday Life. Everyone needs hope, and it is hope that Paula passes on to you, as you experience God flowing through each of her writings. If just one person is helped through the “School of Hard Knocks,” then every experience was worth it. As Paula says, “I love living life with it’s’ roller coaster ride, and I love what God has done for me.” HAVE A GREAT LIFE, PRAY, and LIVE every moment. May GOD BLESS YOU.
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About the Author
I was raised as an orphan in Seattle, and through the grace of God, He gave me adoptive parents at 36-years of age in Denver, Colorado. I have survived many miracles from the love from God. I walked after a stroke at 32-years old and was told I would never walk again. I am free drug free from an addiction of 25 years. In 2008, I survived a serious hit & run accident with brain injury. I had a left hip replacement & two compound fractures in the calf. My back & lower neck were fractured and in a total of seven breaks, I walked after being on a walker for over a year. After a year on the walker, I joined the Breast Cancer Walk and told that I would not write again. These are some the many miracles that I have been blessed with, to be able to write inspirational poems about Real Life as I see life to be. I overcame these obstacles and more, with determination and God encouraging me to believe, “I CAN, I CAN and I CAN”... I moved to Denver at 19-years old, prostituted for six years, became a flight attendant for nine years, sold real estate for ten years, and became a custodian for four years to buy my house qualifying for only $39,000. Now my home is worth about $200,000. I became a Certified Nurses Assistant for one year until being in a hit and run car/scooter accident. Having become disabled, I wrote a book about HOPE, Real Life, my life story of HOPE in poetry form. I just hope that I can be of some help through my book called HOPE. I want people to know that they are not alone because YOU CAN SURVIVE TOO.