We have four amazing writers this month who opened up their hearts and shared their inspiring “My Gutsy Story.”
Congratulations to Marcia Sargent, the winner of the May “My Gutsy Story” contest.
Sonia Marsh Says: Marcia, your story truly shows how overcoming your difficult childhood brought out the “hero” in you, rather than the liar and a procrastinator of your early childhood days. I admire how you chose to overcome your own fears and doubts about your teaching career, and turned them into a positive way to make children strive to work hard and attain success in life.
Kathleen Pooler, came in 2nd place with her story about how a mother’s “tough love” saved her son.
Sonia Marsh Says: There are many parents who can relate to problem teenagers, even though the severity of the situation varies considerably. You made us realize that “tough love” is often the only approach, and how difficult it is for parents to carry through with this process. Your story reminded me of A Beautiful Boy by David Sheff. I’m sure you read his memoir. I cannot wait to read your memoir when it is published.
3rd Place goes to Teresa Wendel.
Sonia Marsh Says: Your story proves that with passion, you can accomplish whatever you’ve set your mind to overcome. I enjoyed your story and admire women who can fix things, whether at home, or with their car. As you said yourself, “Not bad for a woman who won’t push the buttons on a TV clicker, use a cell phone, or connect to the Internet.”
4th place goes to our wonderful Siv Maria Ottem.
Sonia Marsh Says: A heart-warming story about how a 35-year-old son finds his biological mom through a Facebook search, after an adoption at birth. What a beautiful story with such a happy ending. What amazes me is how Facebook has connected so many people who may never have found each other. Thanks for sharing your personal story which offers hope to those searching for relatives or their adoptive parents.
You are all WINNERS, with such amazing writing and stories to share. Thank you for participating, and to all VOTERS for taking part.
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