Breaking The Silence Book Trailer

 

 

 

Here is the book trailer for my book entitled Breaking The Silence. Breaking The Silence is a story about my life and a dedication to those who have suffered abuse, loss and addiction.
Breaking The Silence has won six awards for Inspirational Fiction and was written to help others overcome hurtful issues as I have had to do during my lifetime. It is my hope that my story will help many people to find hope, peace and healing.

If you feel that my story may help you, please follow the links below to where you can purchase it.

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Silence-Diamante-Lavendar/dp/1502381257/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522187447&sr=8-1&keywords=breaking+the+silence+diamante+lavendar

Barnes and Noble:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/breaking-the-silence-diamante-lavendar/1120390395?ean=9781502381255

Make Lemonade

Learning how to make lemonade from life’s lemons is a test. It is hard, it takes grit and determination. It is not for the faint hearted.
When I think of the tragedies people have experienced while on this earth it hurts and it humbles me. I myself have suffered deeply. So I can empathize with the pain that others experience.
I have come to believe that the strongest warriors are those that are able to make sweet lemonade from the hardships of life. Through death, divorce, illness, mental pain, and other agonies, the people who rise up and stand tall and true are the heroes of life.
I call them the peaceful warriors. Those able to cry freely in the face of angst and oppression. My hat is off to all of you. You are a mentor to me. I pray I may also be a mentor to others as I suffer the travails of having been abused, buried several children and dealt with other hardships.
Life can be agony. But at the end of the day when we are reunited with our loved ones in heaven, we will finally be at peace.
Namaste. Ride the winds of life with mercy, grace and understanding. You will be rewarded in the end.

Sky Maiden

My new piece entitled Sky Maiden!

The Sky Maiden lives in the essence of love;
With butterflies, rainbows and peaceful doves;
The Sky Maiden reminds us to give love a chance;
To laugh, to inspire, to embrace, to dance.

 

You can find it on my website at https://diamante-lavendar.pixels.com/products/sky-maiden-diamante-lavendar-canvas-print.html

We Are The World

We are the world. Together we can create peace, love and prosperity for Mother Earth. It is up to us individually and as a community to make the dream of heaven on earth come true. We hold amazing power to change for the better if we make the decision to do so.

Available at http://www.diamante-lavendar.pixels.com.

Missing You

 

The truth of your love you left behind,
A treasure, a gift that you hoped I’d soon find;
You helped me to learn and wished that I’d grow,
I never imagined I’d be missing you so;
Life seemed so harsh many years ago,
Now darker than I ever wanted to know;
I’m not sure how to handle this agony and pain,
As I look at your pictures again and again;
A mother’s love is not taken for granted,
For children she prayed for and desperately wanted;
I’m not sure how I can go on living,
But I know you’d tell me to keep on trying.
I think of heaven and I hear your voice,
In my heart and my head where you left a deep void;
I wonder if maybe I’m losing my mind,
Because I’m wishing so hard you hadn’t left me behind;
Celby, Jazzy, my beautiful girls,
My love, my passion, my yearning, my world;
Please tell me you’re still here, right beside me,
And ask God to wrap me in his presence and hide me;
I beg Him some day to heal these misgivings,
So I know I can live in a state of forgiveness.

I am lost without you.  Love Mommy.

The Gift Of Life

 

(Available at https://fineartamerica.com/featured/1-the-gift-of-life-diamante-lavendar.html)

When life gets tough, it’s not so easy to see it as a gift. When we are hurt or bad things happen, life seems to be anything but a gift.

This is a world where we come to learn, to grow and to understand. The only way to do these things is by living through good times and bad, in pressure and in happiness. It’s a human perception that moving away from rough things is what we need. And yes, that is what we need, but only after we’ve addressed the issues presented to us.

Life is a test and a testament. A test of whether or not we can get through hardship and a testament as to what we’ve conquered.

This piece I created speaks of the gift of life. Through pain and turmoil we see and learn about meaning in even the littlest things. Life is a gift: of growth, learning, seeking, finding and understanding.

Namaste!

Waiting

You are my love;
My heart knew you
Before you were born.

Together in another realm we laughed,
Made plans and shared kisses
As we flew through the endless skies.

My soulmate, my child;
A love so pure and
An innocence undefiled.

Your laugh is a promise
Of truth, beauty,
And a profound future.

To be apart from you
Is like death-but death does not exist;
It is merely a lie of a three dimensional world.

Truth prevails and glory remains;
Waiting for me in a realm
That some refuse to believe.

However, I believe. I know.
For I feel angel kisses on my skin,
And I hear the whisper of your voice in the heavens;

Wanting to collect me like a flower,
And bring me home in your embrace;
To my place of refuge where you wait patiently for me.

Breaking The Silence Won Another Award!

I am deeply honored to say that now my book Breaking The Silence is a winner of six awards! All for Inspirational Fiction! This most recent award is the Gold Medal for Inspirational Fiction from Reader’s Favorite!

I am so grateful especially since this book is one of the pain regarding the things I’ve dealt with in life.  It hasn’t been easy to say the least.  But it gives me great joy to know that I can help others recover from tragedy and trauma with this award winning book.  And a gift of meaning in life to know that even crushing pain can bring gain not only to myself but also to others-the reason why I wrote this book in the first place.

If you know anyone who’s been in hardship and agony, please tell them about Breaking The Silence.  If they need help in finding hope and recovery, this book will definitely be what they need!