A Broken Childhood II: Forgiveness
by Lydia Ola Taiwo
Two books that contain some of the most painfully true words you will
Lydia Ola Taiwo is a survivor – a survivor of physical, mental
and emotional abuse at the hands of those who should have loved and
A Broken Childhood is the gut-wrenching story of Lydia’s
childhood, and chapter after chapter describes what can only be
called, the soul of a truly evil woman: her mother.
Lydia was a child that never experienced a hug, a mother’s kiss,
a welcoming embrace. There was no one to dry her tears, allay her
fears, or hold her hand. She was a child who grew up watching other
children take for granted the love and care she never had.
Thrown on the floor, her teeth broken, her body cut and scarred from
the wire used to whip her, Lydia knew anger, depression, even thoughts
of suicide. But within her, she found a glimmer of strength, an inner
resolve to pull her through the darkness. Incredibly, she came to
forgive her parents and now her life has become a light for others to
“Sorrow may last the night but joy comes in the morning. There
is always a light at the end of the tunnel. However, many people give
up too soon and do not get out. Many people end up dead. And yet, if
you are successful in getting out then what else can you do but
forgive? That is what I had to do to be able to move on with my life.
I thank God that the latter part of my life is far happier than I
could have ever imagined and this is because I have forgiven all those
who have hurt me.” Lydia Ola Taiwo
A Broken Childhood and A Broken Childhood: Forgiveness not only
chronicle terrible abuse, but are books that will inspire, guide and
lead you to a better place.