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The Life I Was Supposed To Have Jewell Mimms Ridley

Jewell Mimms Ridley


@2010 Jewell Mimms Ridley Cincinnati, OH All Rights Reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission from the publisher except in case of brief quotations and in articles and reviews. Visit my websites for other great products. http://stores.lulu.com/jewellridley http://www.zazzle.com/jdr341

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Table of Contents

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The Beginning

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God’s Hand

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It’s Like That and That’s The Way It Is

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Scorched Earth

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Child of God

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Squarely On My Feet

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Undeserved Favor

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Reminiscing Over You

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Legacy

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Love Faith Patience Prayer

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The Aftermath

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Love and Matrimony

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100percent

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Lullaby

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Stars and Stripes

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Words and Consequences

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Less Than Zero

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Bravo! Bravo!

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Dime Piece

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Make Room

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So Much

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Parasite

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Doubt

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See Hear Speak Feel

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The Reconciliation

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Jewell

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A Clean Slate

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Four States of Being

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A Blessing

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Fearless

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Connected To Me

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losjeffy

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Isaac D.

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So I Write

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Dr. Jean

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Mr. Ray

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Mack Diva Supreme

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W.R.E.D.

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Powerful Grace

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Don’t Look

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Serenity

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Reconciliation

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Godsend

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Pearl

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Promise of God’s Purpose

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About The Author Jewell Mimms Ridley lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her son Donovan. This book is a collection of poetry about her life as a twenty-five year (and counting!) survivor of leukemia (ALL). She was diagnosed in October of 1984 at the beginning of her senior year at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ms. Ridley has been in remission since her initial treatment. The Beginning examines her initial diagnosis and treatment to induce remission. The Aftermath is her experience after treatment was completed, followed by marriage and divorce. The Reconciliation is her desire to bring peace to her past and present and to honor her friends and family who have supported her over the years.

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Thank You I would like to thank my friends and family for their constant support and belief in this book and my recovery. Special thanks and acknowledgment to my parents, Eunice and Raymond Miller, and my dearest friends, Carlos Jeff Sr., Isaac Diggs Jr., Wendy Ellis Davis, Ozie Davis III, and Kenny Moore.

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The Life I Was Supposed To Have