Tracie has been writing all of her life-poems, short stories, and inspirational verse. Although blessed with this gift, she felt something was missing. Should there be more? Somewhere around 1992 she had an eye opening chit-chat in the ladies room at church with a friend. She discovered her friend had overcome some pretty big stumbling blocks in her own life and w had an amazing grace filled testimony! Tracie admired her friend's courage and grit and wished that she too had her own dramatic story; one that would inspire others. You kw that old saying, Be careful what you ask for? Well, ask and you shall receive! Tracie got more drama than she had bargained for when she fell for a man who proceeded to turn her life upside down and inside out. She endured years of degradation, humiliation, and manipulation. She had been verbally accosted, emotionally drained, and mentally abused, but more! She found her strength and remembered her gift. Changing her mind hadn't changed her purpose, so after regaining her life, she put it into words.