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 Category:  Biographical Non-Fiction
  Posted: March 3, 2015      Views: 600
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I recently moved from Las Cruces, New Mexico to live in Glendale Arizona. I live with my daughter and son-in-law. Since I have vision and health issues, I need to be with family since I can no longer drive.
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Chapter 34 of the book She Did, Right -Now She Does Write
Acknowledgements of the people who helped with this writing
"Acknowledgements" by patcelaw

This is the final chapter of this book.

I have finished my book now, but want to acknowledge those who helped me in the writing of the story.

First and foremost, God the Father for giving me many of the words as I was writing each story. He was helping me to recall memories which had been lost for many years. He, on several occasions saved my life from almost certain death. He saw my whole life before the foundation of the world and knew I would one day write the story. Without Him, I couldn't have written any of the story.

God allowed me to have several wonderful men of God as pastors who proclaimed the words of truth. Brother Don Miller the pastor under whose ministry I came to a saving knowledge of Jesus as my Savior. Brother Ted Trisler at Puente Hill Baptist Church in Covina, CA under whose ministry I sat for about 10 years. Brothers Bob Dwiggins, Jim Shirley and Max Perkins. All three men served as pastors of Temple Baptist Church in Las Cruces, NM. Brothers Butch Carroll, Mike Haggard and Johnny Roberts, who were faithful pastors at Hill Baptist Church in Las Cruces, NM. Brother Richard Johnson my pastor, served at Scripture Baptist Church in Las Cruces, NM. Also, Pastor Scott Naill who is now my pastor at First Baptist Bible Church in Glendale, AZ. 
Five of these pastors have gone to their Heavenly reward.  

Another group that helped me come to faith were the workers at the Salvation Army Home for Unwed Mothers in S. Louis, MO This was the home where I gave birth to my son. Shortly after his birth I relinquished him for adoption.

My wonderful aunt and uncle, Thelma and Cecil Pugh, who allowed me to live with them for several months before I met and married my husband.

My wonderful, loving husband Wayne Lawrence. And the parents of Wayne who welcomed me with open arms into their family.

My beautiful daughters Penny, Pamela and Patricia who were very good children and didn't give me many problems as their mother.

The son I had given up for adoption when he was a baby, I was able to locate him when he was 35 years old. He and his family and his adoptive mother are friends of mine. My son is very respectful of me as his birth mom.

Then there is Kennetha Gaebler who inspired me to write my story as I had to write so much for her to use to write my story as a script for a radio drama for the Unshackled Program, a ministry of Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago IL. The Pacific Garden Mission staff. All helped in writing my story. As well as the actors and actresses, who played the parts of the various people in my story.

I would also like to thank the many who reviewed my story as I was writing and posting it on the website, for Many of you have been helpful to me by carefully proofreading my work and noted corrections needed to be made as I wrote the chapters.

At some points in the writing, I struggled with my emotions as I recalled painful memories. For all who have read and commented on my book, I want to say thanks and may God bless you all.

Also for Penny and Larry for their help in getting the manuscript ready for publication.
Without the many along the way that have helped me to achieve a dream that I never thought possible, I am deeply humbled.
This has been a very humbling journey, but a journey I am happy to have taken.
God was faithful through my life to give me roses for me to smell His goodness, and thorns to keep me humble.  Mighty is our God and greatly to be praised.
-Patricia Lawrence


On Her God Smiled

Her life was a troubled life
Having  much to overcome
She dealt well with the strife 
She did right, now she does write.

Her father  abused her, his child
Yet she was very compliant
Her manner was meek and mild
She did right, now she does write.

She was raped and was with child
Her family wanted her to abort
Since she chose adoption, God smiled
She did right, now she does write.

-Patricia Lawrence


Author Notes
I have taken you from my earliest memory of my twin brother and I burning our barn, as we were playing with matches. Early childhood memories, trip to Minnesota the be in older brother's wedding, a couple of short stories for a bit of a break for the readers as at some points the story is rather intense.
meeting and marrying a wonderful man to whom I married almost 37 years.
Serious auto accident. Seeing husband go through open heart surgery.
Finding a son who I had to give up for adoption. Losing my husband to death almost 25 years ago, along with many more memories.

The photo is of the pastor I sat under for about 10 years and who also wrote the forward on the preface. Dr. Ted Trisler. I learned a lot under his ministry.
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