A couple of hours later, she came with a roll of toilet paper and told me to take however much I'd need, so I rolled out a good amount ... While we were waiting in the courthouse, a much older woman, who 245 If i knew then, what i know now.
Author: Rose White
Category: Family & Relationships
Regret... remorse... anguish. Rose White always believed that one day she would live happily ever after with the man of her dreams, in a house full of their beautiful children. When she finally fell head over heels in love, she thought that those dreams had come true. But when she packed up her belongings and left her parents’ home at eighteen years of age, she soon realized that the man she was running off with wasn’t the one she knew. After their wedding and the birth of their baby, their relationship plummeted into an abyss of lies, abuse, affairs, and manipulation. She desperately wanted to reconnect with her estranged family, but her husband wouldn’t hear of it. Left with no other choice but to sneak out of the house with the baby, she risked what would only be imminent: verbal and physical violence at his hands. Rose holds nothing back as she takes readers on her journey, reminding them that regardless of their circumstances, they’re never alone. She tells it like it is—the good and the bad, the pleasure and the pain—and how she survived.
One of the girls asked, “How do ya'll get your hair African-like?” Now, that was a legitimate question. I suppose all questions are legitimate if you do not know the answer. We told her that we were born that way.
Author: Ruby Hillsman
Publisher: WestBow Press
Making mistakes because you do not know any better is one thing, but to make them over and over is another. If this sounds familiar, you may require a needed course correction. If you are still wandering in the wilderness and cannot find your way out of the thick fog of Mistake City, maybe it is time to learn from the mistakes of others. It just may be time to take advantage of the wisdom from those who have "been there and done that".
February 9, 1997 This is actually a monumental step for every young girl. If you ask around, I guarantee every single woman can tell you about the first time they shaved their legs. It is when you really start feeling attractive and you ...
Author: Julie Kellner
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
As a thirtyaEUR"yearaEUR"old, reflecting on my adolescent self, I realize there are so many life lessons to be learned. The common phrase "If I knew then what I know now . . ." is the basis of my book. While reading this book, you will get a glimpse into a normal, everyday girl's life growing up. By reading an actual misspelled young girl's diary entry followed by a typed thirtyaEUR"year old's reflection, you will see how life affects us behind closed doors. Growing up, we experience many ups, downs, wishaEUR"IaEUR"dids, gladaEUR"IaEUR"didn'ts, bestaEUR"dayaEUR"ofaEUR"myaEUR"lifes, worstaEUR"dayaEUR"evers, and everything in between. This book shows that people are not alone at this age. Get ready to relive making friends, new schools, fitting in, school dances, boyfriends, and first kisses with a whole lot of bumps along the way. Growing up is tough aEUR" for everyone. We've all made mistakes, and we've all looked back and thought, If I only knew then what I know now . . .
But then you never ask me to do one thing. And so I keep pestering you, 'You want me to come by and do a mailing?' Or 'Hey, I have this great idea for a skit.' Or, 'I was thinking...what if I got some of the girls in my sorority Bible ...
Author: Len Woods
Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
"Everyone makes mistakes. But why make the same ones that other youth workers have already learned tough lessons through? Whether you’re a youth ministry volunteer or you’ve just stepped into a full-time youth ministry position, chances are that you don’t know everything...not yet anyway. Here you’ll find wisdom from seasoned veterans who have “been there and done that” so you can avoid the pitfalls they’ve found themselves facing.With true stories from real youth workers, you’ll get the truth that you just don’t learn in your seminar classes or volunteer training meetings. With thought-provoking questions, relevant Scripture, and practical applications, you’ll learn from some of the common, but avoidable, blunders of youth ministry veterans such as: • Soul care slip-ups• Team building terrors• Relationship errors• Parent problems (or is it problem parents?!)• Programming pitfalls• Budget blunders• Moral minefields• Authority ailments• Crisis controlWhile most people will cover up their mistakes and hope to never be found out, these brave youth workers are laying it all out there so you don’t have to make the same mistakes. Let their encouragement and wisdom be your most-read training manual."
At school, I see how students pair off, this girl for that boy, but there's no similar impulse inside me. I want to be around girls—particularly Angie, if Kevin would leave her alone—I just don't want anything more.
Author: Ryan Van Meter
Publisher: Sarabande Books
Category: Literary Collections
The acclaimed author explores his path from closeted child to out-and-proud adult in this deeply personal collection of fourteen linked essays. “[A] moving debut. . . . Thanks to Van Meter’s honesty, essays on his own childhood, identity, and love have a profoundly universal appeal.” —Publishers Weekly The middle American coming-of-age has found new life in Ryan Van Meter’s coming-out, made as strange as it is familiar by acknowledging the role played by gender and sexuality. In fourteen linked essays, If You Knew Then What I Know Now reinvents the memoir with all-encompassing empathy—for bully and bullied alike. This deft collection maps the unremarkable yet savage landscapes of childhood with compassion and precision, allowing awkwardness its own beauty. This is essay as an argument for the intimate—not the sensational—and an embrace of all the skinned knees in our stumble toward adulthood. “As Van Meter drifts elliptically between his childhood as a closeted young boy and his life now as an openly gay man, he draws the reader inexorably to this book, and its compelling weight.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer “To read a book this observant, this fiercely honest, and this effortlessly beautiful is to feel the very pulse of contemporary American essays.” —John D’Agata, author of The Lifespan of a Fact “These essays are insistently honest, darkened by melancholy and yearning, yet polished by prose so lithe, so elegant that Van Meter’s human presence brightens every line.” —Lia Purpura, author of It Shouldn’t Have Been Beautiful
He wanted me to walk with my head down, so I did, because of the fact that I was ashamed of myself. Ihad startedto noticed thatI was not myself. Wait a minute, she saidto herself. Whoisthis girl? This can't bethe girl that did ...
... really fast, taped it on my phone, and will save it to blackmail her when she is older. Wanna see? It's messed up! I had to clean the spit off my phone. I'm telling you, girl, if I knew then what I know now, I don't think I ...
What was one second before a beautiful, shoulder-length blonde-haired, young woman in her mid-20s, was now a horrendous sight. Her face had taken on the profile of what seemed to be, for lack of a better description, a decayed pig's ...
“How did you know?” He smiled. “I know when I'm sending signals to a woman,” he said, “and when she's sending them to me—and we just weren't, tonight.” She took a deep breath and then said, “Well, if I knew then what I know now, ...
Author: J.R. Roberts
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
WANTED WOMAN Howard Haskell's beautiful daughter, Beatrice, has disappeared, and his old friend Clint Adams is on the case. But when the Gunsmith finally locates the headstrong heiress in San Francisco, he's not so sure he wants to separate her from her poker-playing paramour. Bea admits she has her doubts about the cardsharp's intentions. So does Clint, for that matter. But it's her decision. After all—as he can't help but notice—she is a full-grown woman... Now her furious father is on his way from Texas—with a gun strapped over his shoulder. And following right behind is a ranch hand who's sweet on Bea himself. By the time this mess is over, at least one man will wind up dead. Clint just hopes it won't be him...
“Now you're a boudoir photographer and a bartender.” “To be quite fair,” the woman said with a sly smirk, “I wasn't aware of boudoir photography and bars when I was a little girl. If I knew then what I know now, I would've chosen the ...
Author: Lisa Marie Perry
Publisher: Hachette UK
"Delicious and sensual, heartbreaking and heartwarming, Meant to Be Mine is no guilty pleasure. It's just all pleasure. Burke and Sofia have off-the-charts chemistry. I can't wait to read the whole series." --Tiffany Reisz, international bestselling author of the Original Sinners series on Meant to be Mine Loving him was hard. Wanting him was so damn easy . . . Sofia Mercer may have been sick as a teen, but she's no delicate flower. And she's proven it by making it on her own and starting a new life away from the town that turned against her, away from the boy who broke her already fragile heart. But when her aunt Luz dies unexpectedly, leaving Sofia with a mountain of regrets and the keys to a quirky boutique, Sofia has no choice but to return to Cape Cod. Only, this new life in her old town comes with complications. Burke Wolf was Sofia's first love-a relationship that burned bright and went up in flames. Seeing him again, Sofia can't help but get caught up in that all-too-familiar tornado of passion and pain. He's battled his own demons-that much is clear. But Sofia can't afford to be careless with her heart . . . and loving Burke again might just break it completely.