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a mom's journey through adoption,
a husband's alcoholism,
and special needs parenting
Off-Script: a mom's journey through adoption, a husband's alcoholism, and special needs parenting, provides hope to the hurting.
Published by Recovering Perfectionist Press.
Many girls fantasize about their futures: a loving family, dream job, and a house with a white picket fence. These dreams often turn into expectations for “happily ever after.”
For Valerie Cantella, childhood hopes of a soul mate, children, and a fulfilling career turned into a script … written and edited to perfection. But life didn’t follow her plan. No matter how hard she tried.
Over the next twenty years, life unraveled. A lifelong battle with Type 1 diabetes, the unfolding trauma of mental health crises with a special needs adopted daughter, and her husband’s struggle with alcoholism shattered her childhood dreams. And nearly crushed her.
But sometimes, an off-script journey takes you through the unimaginable to where you were meant to be all along—amid hope and healing.
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