Not Really Gone

Not Really Gone

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In every family there is a rocka€”the person that keeps things together. In Blaire Sharpea€™s family, that rock was her grandma. As she shares the inspiring story of her relationship with her grandma, Blaire expands on the notion of what it really means to be loved. When she was just an infant, Blairea€™s troubled parents divorced. Since both parents were incapable of raising Blaire and her siblings, the children were slated for foster carea€”until their grandmother, Eleanor, stepped in to raise them as her own. As Eleanor valiantly struggled against a family legacy of alcoholism and depression, she modeled strength and wisdom to endure the most challenging of times. Still, Blairea€™s life was not perfect. As she matured into adulthood, she battled addictions that eventually led her into recovery, just as Eleanora€™s health began to decline. When she found herself sandwiched between two generations, each increasingly needy, Blaire poignantly reveals how she discovered the true meaning of love and commitment, and the essence of what it means to be a mother. Not Really Gone is the story about the undying love a grandmother gave her granddaughtera€”a love that inspired her to carry on and become the rock in her own family.I didna#39;t even make the first cut. I returned home with newly fueled determination. I was going ... I would wear my pointe shoes and stand behind a dozen seven and eightyearolds and concentrate on perfecting the most basic moves. After class Ianbsp;...

Title:Not Really Gone
Author:Blaire Sharpe
Publisher:AuthorHouse - 2015-05-08


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