Stolen Innocence shares the story of a young girl trying to find her way through life and love after facing many traumas, surrounded by generational curses normalized. This is book 1 of a 3 part book series. Excerpt: If you have children, male or female children, love on them. Let them know you support them. Let them know you love them through action and affection. Nurture them. Let them know you care enough to punish them in their growing days but still love them through ALL their faults. Do not leave them to learn the lessons of life on their own. Do not leave them to be schooled by the streets, or by people who have no intention of protecting them. Protect your children; you only get one chance to love them into becoming healthy young adults. The experiences I had encountered up until this point led me to believe that love was naturally disappointing. It was an often used, but abused emotion I would feel for the rest of my life. I normalized the pain in love. It led me to believe that even if I were to find something new, opposite of the love that I was experiencing in that moment of my life, it would be the same. It would be the same flawed love and emotion. Why look for something else when I have a flawed love in front of me? I felt that was all I deserved. I felt that God was punishing me for my actions thus far and I was willing to stand in it. I was willing to go through whatever I had to because in my mind, I knew when God was tired; he would grant me the love I wanted and needed from the person I wanted and needed it from. Who knew God would allow me to feel this way for another 11 to 13 years of my life before I would give in? Before I would surrender my pain to him, open my eyes and my heart, to an unconditional love, love for myself, and love in a relationship, in the purest form; HIS LOVE, GODs LOVE.