Life Does Not Come with Guarantees - <I> a Story <Br> of Love <Br> Loneliness <Br> Abuse <Br> and Faith < I>
I prayed for help to just maintain, to keep my children out of harms way and to let us be happy with all the good things we had. I loved Ken, yet there was always a spot in my mind that said be cautious.
At the age of eighteen, author Germaine L. Allen married a sailor in the U.S. Navy. She wrestles with the loneliness and despair of having a husband at sea for months at a time. But within a few short years of their marriage, Allen's husband died in Vietnam, leaving her to raise their three children entirely on her own.
Allen faces a host of tragedies in the coming years, including the pain of divorce, the death of her fianc, and the struggle to hold on to her possessions. But in the midst of it all, she realizes that there is a purpose to the ups and downs of life and a grand design for each of us.
With perseverance and courage, she keeps her life together and emerges from every tragedy with a deeper appreciation of life. It is through her faith in God, combined with the wisdom to trust His will and the courage to forgive, that Allen discovers the path to inner peace and learns that Life Does Not Come With Guarantees.