This is a memoir of my life while raising my daughter as a single mother. I have written this book in hope of touching someone's life. I know raising my child alone is not unique. But my daughter experienced some horrific ordeals as a child and young adult. Over the years I've tried to avoid our pain. Now I've cracked open that pain to investigate my guilt in all this, taking a good look at how I didn't protect her. I discovered this book to be a cathartic therapy for myself; and I hope it will be for my daughter and my readers as I review what I did, or did not do, and why. I've learned a lot about myself as a parent in this process.