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Recovery of My True Self

Recovery of My True Self

by: Shirley Satterfield

My Recovery of True Self

Dear friends, I know that I have been a big pain in the butt for the past 10 years. But today after the experience of having much pain and anguish from seeking the approval of people whose parallel lines will never intersect with mine, I have finally found my true self again. So gradually I am healing and coming back to God and the original calling He has placed on my life to communicate the Gospel through the medium of poetry and the printed word. I am Shirley Mandel Satterfield, a woman of passion, ambition, and drive, and I’m so bad that I don’t give up ever on my life, my calling, my dreams. However, although being a professional poet was my first calling, and the reason why I went to school, being the caretaker for my aging special needs husband is my primary calling now. And Danny’s needs come first before my own needs and ambitions, as the way I think a Christian woman should live. Thus I want the world to know that I’m not to good to do the dishes or take out the trash. Thank God that I know who God is and I am fast recovering my true self. Free at last.

Shirley Satterfield
Shirley Mandel Satterfield is a Baltimore girl from way back who was raised in the rough and tumble world of a steelworkers family and writes Christian poetry, memoirs and nonfiction. She has lived to survive a life fraught with domestic violence, child abuse, and mental illness and writes to help others to survive the same kinds of things. After becoming a radiology technician, she went on to serve in the U.S. Army and later on in life attended Averett University in Danville, Virginia as a nontraditional student earning two B.A. degrees in English and journalism and was awarded the Ember Award for Excellence in Poetry by the campus literary magazine. She was also named correspondent of the Day by the Richmond Times Dispatch for a letter she wrote to the editor concerning the importance of compassionate treatment and the acceptance of the mentally ill by society.
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