After a lifetime of adventures and travels, Selma Strobel appreciates the wild countryside of her childhood even more. She can look at her grandfather's rocking chair and remember peaceful days of contentment and simplicity.
Selma's childhood, however, wasn't always this idyllic. In the midst of happy days with her grandparents, her parents' behavior troubled her greatly. Her father would sometimes act strangely, and it raised questions that Selma, as a young girl, couldn't begin to answer.
Unable to connect with her father, Selma grows profoundly depressed and struggles with her identity. Even after Selma leaves her childhood behind and begins a family of her own, lingering confusion about her father's behavior haunts her.
In this intriguing, powerful memoir, Selma documents her search for the truth about her family. The story that is revealed surprises everyone and gives her a newfound perspective on her father's life and the struggles he faced. With understanding and empathy, she is finally able to see her parents for the people they really are.
As Selma looks back at her life, she also details her relationship with God and the faith, devotion, and values that helped guide her toward peace and contentment.
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About the Author
Selma Stroebel was born and raised in western Alberta, Canada. She spent her childhood helping out on her family's ranch. Unfortunately, family circumstances stopped her from living at home full-time. Instead, she lived with many different families to get her education and later went to a private boarding school.
Stroebel and her husband moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, her husband's hometown. Later they self-built their home in Wisconsin Dells. She studied interior design at Madison Area Technical College and became a freelance designer. Stroebel and her husband now spend their summers in Wisconsin and winters near Palm Springs, California. They enjoy camping, riding ATVs, and spending time with their children and five grandchildren.