Coming soon to a bookstore near you — Face Forward by Michele Howe Clarke
My life was shattered by advanced head and neck cancer in my salivary gland. This crisis hit me mid-stride in a neat and tidy materialistic life. My story is that of a life abruptly changed and of its journey to hell and its flipside. I am a woman greatly enhanced by a piercing life experience. For me there is no going back. I wear the scar of this battle on my face. I am forever marked so as to never forget. I am reminded every time I look in the mirror; my every interaction with others is impacted.
My tragedy and supreme sacrifice could have easily led me to self-righteousness and indignation, even outright anger. Sometimes, many times, I felt all these emotions and more. Thankfully, the road to self-pity was not the road that inspired me. When all was taken away, I thought a new beginning must be found. I turned inward to discover that I was the source of all things. With my purpose rediscovered I began to Face Forward.