A Life Beyond Limits: Overcoming Private Pain depicts Nataki Suggs' struggle of confronting the truth about her past, illustrating how she was able to find stability and hope after she truly found God. Her relationship with God created a stable foundation for her to continue climbing the ladder of success, confirming there is nothing she can do without Christ. Even when she could not see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, she found that at the end, there was God's promise of freedom. Line by line, allow your heart to experience the hope that can be captured when there seems to be none. . . A Life Beyond Limits: Overcoming Private Pain
I dedicate this poem to anyone who deals with or has dealt
with a relative who has or had special needs. You are not alone.
I know your pain. I know your struggle.
Having a child with special needs can be hard
at times to believe
God is the one who can fulfill their true destiny
It’s hard at times to comprehend why society judges them
But I stand to see how the Creator who made all men
Can do great things with them…
And they can make it like all men
The stares and the whispers in the stores, malls and
even in some homes
The special ones are God’s creation and yes they
are truly blessed
So I say to you it’s only a test, a test of your faith
Hold on and you will begin to see why they are here
The purpose the Almighty destined for them to be…
They are fearfully and wonderfully made
So take it day by day and remember to keep the faith
Patience, love and kindness can be developed with a child
Who has certain challenges…
Begin to embrace what you continue to face
You will win in the end, especially if you show love to them
A Life Beyond Limits: Overcoming Private Pain was published by Xpress Yourself Publishing in June 2007 and consists of 80 pages. The cover and Interior Designed by The Writer’s Assistant.
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A Life Beyond Limits: Overcoming Private Pain was inspired by my wanting to encourage everyone that has had something to cripple, devastate, or alter his or her life. I wanted to remind people that pain is not a respecter of persons. It is something that we all experience. No one is exempt. Pain will always find its way into your life, whether it be something as small as a paper cut or as big as a migraine headache. My story is meant to aid in the initiation of your healing because I am a survivor of pain and I know that pain can be eliminated, once you know its root. Pain’s weakness is knowledge. Once you know and recognize pain, you can begin to counteract its effects with hope, healing, or the longing to be healed. Once your emotions begin to line up with living, then pain has no choice but to wither away. This is why it is necessary to believe, say, and know that you can and shall live and not die.
A Life Beyond Limits: Overcoming Private Pain is targeted to any person who has been through something that has been crippling them from moving forward because of something that was painful in their lives, whether it’s the past or present. I want them to know that they are not alone and that through the healing power of the Love of God they can overcome the pain. Also, I want to stress the fact that people who have been in an abusive situations especially women and teenagers. In addition, I want to target parents who have children with autism, the pain and trauma they go through, I can relate I want to bring a message of healing to them on how so many wonderful things can happen to them when having a child going through that.
About Nataki Suggs
Nataki Suggs is a poet, author, wife and mother of two. Born and raised in the metropolitan Washington, DC area, Suggs began writing at a young age. By the age of eleven, she had already won first place in a poetry writing contest. When the prime of adolescence hit Suggs’ life, some experiences halted her knack for writing. However overcoming these same trials caused her to remember and rebirth her passion for writing.
Over the years, Suggs has used her writing as a therapeutic expression. Her poetry cries out to those who feel as if they are alone in their struggles and attempts to give them feelings of hope and freedom. Although she doesn’t hold a formal degree, she believes that overcoming trials are her greatest achievements. Through her works, it is her goal to invoke change in people’s lives.
In her spare time, she reads motivational books. She also finds time to volunteer for Hospice. Since another one of her passions is youth, she is currently a substitute teacher at Laurel High School of Prince George’s County, Maryland. In the midst of everything in her life, she always gives credence to the Lord Jesus Christ because without Him, she knows that she wouldn’t have a story to tell, a poem to write, or a life to live.
Suggs is the author of A Life Beyond Limits: Overcoming Private Pain which was published by Xpress Yourself Publishing in June 2007.
For further information about her, please visit her site at http://www.authorsden.com/natakisuggs
A Life Beyond Limits: Overcoming Private Pain
Publication Date: June 1, 2007
Publisher: Xpress Yourself Publishing