Dedication

This book is dedicated to my family, who has provided years of support, understanding, and real-life examples of how someone like me can always bounce back from adversity when surrounded by the insulation from harm that one receives from the love of one's family.

Marie L. Preston—Mother Preston—is a woman who accepted me into her life when I was a teenager and she's been like a mother to me since then. Throughout the years, she helped to shape my life as she guided me along the path of righteousness and insights. I've always felt grateful that God graced me with such a gift. Thus, I wanted to acknowledge God's gift of Mother Preston and say thank you for giving me a gift that has been given to me for so many years.

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