Thursday, August 11, 2011

Amazing story-A Stolen Life

I have just finished reading Jacee Dugard's book entitled 'A Stolen Life'. What an amazing woman. I am in awe of her. If you don't know the story and are interested in true personal stories of rising over adversity in one's life then I highly recommend this book. You might have seen her on a television documentary with Diane Sawyer a few weeks back in July 2011. I missed seeing that program but saw parts of it recently on YouTube after reading 'A Stolen Life'. I won't go into details of this story but will say that I shed many tears while reading Jacee's book. Mostly tears of joy for her and the freedom that she has reclaimed.
Since reading this book, I don't dare to complain about anything and I don't dare take the freedom that I have for granted. I really want to appreciate each day as a gift. And I also want to remember that everything good comes from God.
Jacee writes mostly in first person which helps you get a feel of what she went through. I have to say I was a little frightened of what I might read (don't like horrific graphic writing) and although she writes candidly of what she experienced I wasn't left feeling depressed. Jacee shows how keeping hope alive helped her survive.
Amazing story!

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