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As she sat by the pool, Elija Michele Jordan-Bentley mentally noted her surroundings. Her life was difficult in the past, but despite all the difficulties she faced early in life, she overcame them with humility, grace and hope for the betterment of accepting what life threw at her.
Basking in the sun on this warm summer day, she began to wonder how she survived it all. Her life had been filled with turmoil. Through these experiences, many lessons were learned.
Growing up as a child without the presence of a father but with an alcoholic mother, life was extremely difficult. But with adversity present, Elija, a three time Grammy Award winner and who appeared at the top of her career, felt that despite her tumultuous adventures, she was finally blessed with a formula for happiness. At an early age, she had the responsibility of raising a child alone. This fact would further complicate her troubled existence. But being from strong stock on the side of her mother, this baby would be loved and cared for by her…unconditionally!
“First of all, the shit that happened in Freeman was happening before I ever visited that town. The people in Freeman already had skeletons in their closets. Freeman is no different than here; in beautiful downtown Chicago. My, you are so clueless. You have no idea what’s going on, do you? Your woman has tried for a long time to keep her sanity and at the same time protect how you feel about your friend, the great Casey Mueller. Your best bud. Two of a kind. Can’t be separated! Twins! Pals! If you call that a friend, then you must have one hell of an enemy! I used to respect you a lot, Mr. Collier. All through my last year in school, I dreamed all of the time of meeting you again and looking up to the mentor I thought you were. Especially now that you cared enough about me to help me, but I see all that has changed. You are a blind man trying not to see something that is right in your face. Mieka has been hurting for a long time and it's not because of me, it’s because of your friend, Casey Mueller!”