Taking Care Of A Stranger

Taking Care Of A Stranger

by Sheila Garner

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Overview

In Taking Care of a Stranger, Sheila Garner details her personal journey of learning to live without a close relationship with her mother. As a child, she longed for the love and affection of her mother but never felt truly loved by her. In yearning for her mother's attention, she struggled with trying to understand why her mother's love eluded her. While her mother did her best as a single parent raising eight children, Sheila wrestled with the pain and loneliness of feeling displaced from her siblings and growing up with a void in her life for her mother's nurturing and approval. She spent many years of her life seeking to fill the void through experiences and relationships that failed to give her the sense of "normalcy" she so painfully desired. On her journey, she strived to reconcile her past after her mother's death.
For everyone who has lost a loved one without receiving answers to critical questions, or who has failed to resolve painful issues; has a lot of hurt and wants to heal the anger buried within, this book offers lessons in letting go and finding forgiveness and inner peace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682891087
Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 01/27/2016
Pages: 42
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Sheila Garner is a native of Washington, D.C., where she resided for most of her childhood. She was educated in the D.C. public school system. At an early age, she began writing, mostly in her private journals where she chronicled her personal feelings, observations, and experiences.

As a young girl, the journals served as a therapeutic tool as well as a special con?dante since there was not one in her life. Though she had no interest or desire to be an author, the journals certainly laid the foundation for her present story.
As a young adult, she studied toward a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology. She also studied at Washington Bible College in Lanham, Maryland.
She has spent much of her life uplifting and mentoring people to compensate for what she felt she lacked and should have had for her own development. Her twenty-year career as a practice manager in the medical field has been instrumental in helping her to overcome the shyness with which she lived for many years as a child and as an adult.
In 2010, she founded and hosted the My Sister’s Place book club, which grew to one hundred members, as an outreach to stay connected and encouraged reconciliation to others. She is an advocate of reconciliation as this has been a powerful source of healing in her own life. She is often transparent; revealing her most personal and private experiences to help and inspire others. Her hope is to encourage others to search within themselves to discover true forgiveness. Once forgiveness takes place, we are able to tap into the gifts and talents that God has placed in us.
Sheila resides in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

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