As a young girl staring out of her Brooklyn apartment window, Nadine often dreamed of years beyond abuse and pain. She dreamed of a tomorrow where she would experience a home life of stability and security and eventually have a family of her own.
But that would prove to be empty dreams. Her quest for love and acceptance led to her becoming a gang member by the age of 14. She would experience many hardships in life like being kidnapped several times, abused and pregnant all before graduating high school.
At the age of 21 she was handed a prison sentence of almost 6 years in federal prison. However, the darkest time in her life would prove to be the pathway to the life she had always dreamed of and so much more. It would be behind the harsh realities of shackled ankles, chained wrists, orange jumpsuits and strip searches where she would find meaning and purpose in her life. This memoir chronicles a gripping story of a young girl finding purpose beyond her many scars and life through her deepest pain.
“But God” is an honest reminder that no matter how broken a life can be, God’s grace is sufficient enough to heal, restore and put together broken pieces. The scars left behind is a reminder that our purpose is greater than our past.