" My inspiration for this book was mostly the pain that Nelly endured in her life and it s results on the people around her. I needed an outlet and decided to write this book to show what Nelly experienced. My hope and prayer is to help others deal with their own pain in their lives and relate to the obstacles that the character, Nelly, in this book needed to overcome which was based on the main illnesses in the book identified as Bi-polar and Schizophrenia. I wanted to better help my readers identify and understand that these illnesses can be overcome with treatment and counseling as necessary and realize that help is out there. I also wanted to identify the abuse, pain and interaction that come with these illnesses and others included in this book. Nelly had to find help for herself. But before she was diagnosed, she also had to deal with other peoples illnesses and abuse. Some of these illnesses and acts of abuse were different than her own which she had no control over. After she was diagnosed with her illness, she finally came to terms with the reality that she had to make changes in her life to help herself. Ultimately, she couldn t change what others did to her, but she had the power to change herself so she wouldn t pass the traits from her illnesses on to the next generation. She had the choice to receive medical and mental help for her illnesses. She chose to sacrifice herself by losing her husband and children in order to help herself. In doing so, she gained the respect of her ex-husband and children in the end. She was blessed to have their support. The moral to this story is that we cannot change others, but we can change ourselves and in doing so, we change others insight on situations at hand. Nelly couldn t control the abuse she was receiving, but she could control herself with the proper counseling and medication for her own illnesses. In turn, that changes the lives of everyone. Sometimes the only solution can start and end with you. It took Nelly many years to discover this. I am hoping my readers will realize this by reading my book.""