Immutable Ramblings: The Invisible Girls: A Memoir

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Invisible Girls: A Memoir

Disclaimer: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Jericho Books. I received a product sample to facilitate my review.

When you think about life, you don't really stop to consider what others are going through, especially when you're going through something on your own. Life is so challenging and frightfully unpredictable. I'm recalling the saying "People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime."

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

When you figure out which one it is,
you will know what to do for each person. 
When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty;
to provide you with guidance and support;
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be. 
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.  

Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.  

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;
things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person,
and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
— Unknown

As I read The Invisible Girls: A Memoir by Sarah Thebarge, I never thought that I'd find myself paralyzed, unable to put the book down, turning page after page, following her story, learning about her experiences, and her saving encounters, I didn't envision I'd find myself in tears as I read her heart wrenching tale, but I did. You see, The Invisible Girls is a true story, about Sarah who grows up in the church, sheltered so much that she's taught old values, and a life altering event within her family gives her the opportunity to branch out into the world and be the woman she'd always envisioned herself to be. Her journey will threaten to breach her strength and faith. She will find herself questioning God and begging to be taken away from the pain, agony and life. She was unhappy, and "scarred", but one fateful day, a new door would open as she traveled on the train that would change her life forever.

I tell you, I simply cannot imagine all that Sarah endured, her strength, courage, and overall faith, restored, she is truly a phenomenal author, but a also a remarkable and admirable woman.

About the Book  

 (The following information was taken from the Sarah Thebarge Website:

Sarah Thebarge

After surviving a grueling battle with breast cancer, Sarah Thebarge fled her successful career, her Ivy League education, and a failed relationship on the East Coast and started over in Portland, Oregon.  She was hoping to quietly pick up the pieces of her broken life, but instead she met Hadhi and her daughters, and set out on an adventure she’d never anticipated.

Hadhi was fighting battles of her own. A Somali refugee abandoned by her husband, she was struggling to raise five young daughters in a culture she didn’t understand. When their worlds collided, Hadhi and the girls were on the brink of starvation in their own home, “invisible” in a neighborhood of strangers. As Sarah helped Hadhi and the girls navigate American life, her outreach to the family became a source of courage and a lifeline for herself.

Poignant, and at times shattering, Sarah Thebarge’s riveting memoir will engage you to see yourself and the world around you with new eyes.

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