Scarred by Scandal ~ Redeemed by Love





This memoir is dedicated to my mother.

Unmarried, banished, left to care for, nurture,

 and bear responsibility for her three children.


It is also dedicated to other

 unmarried mothers and their children,

vulnerable women whose courage transforms them

as they raise their children with uncompromising love

in spite of family rejection and societal obstacles.


This is the story of a single, unmarried mother,

her children, her courage, struggles and survival.


It is dedicated to my mother and my family.





Not the absence of fear or despair,

but the strength to conquer them.


                                                                                    (Author unknown)