A tale that has everything. Child abuse, poverty, love, romance, hate, betrayal, wife-swopping, even a short preview of a murderer.
My Side is a truly heroic tale of one woman's struggle to make it against adverse conditions. Her tale begins with an empty and depressing childhood living in a broken home with her father and stepmother. She tells of her struggle against child abuse at her stepmother's hands and of the hardships that she, her sister and her brother go through. Through physical, emotional, mental, and sexual abuse. As time wears on she falls in a love with a seemingly wonderful man but when she becomes pregnant at the tender age of 16, she soon learns that not everything in the world is covered with roses. Even the most beautiful rose still has its thorns. As she ages, she struggles with lies and rumors that are said against her and her children. She deals her husband's family and tries to set things right. She tries to forgive the past but somehow it continues to haunt her, refusing to let her go. Through trials and tribulations Lina has survived all odds to become an extraordinary woman with a harrowing story to tell.
I am 34 years old and sometimes I feel as if I have lived so many lives. It is tiring and I feel so tired some times, yet I go on. I have cried a thousand tears in my life and yet now I feel it is time for me to save myself. I have bled and screamed inside myself for most of my life and it is time to wake up and live. Because if I don't, then I will go under and fall forever.
Through all the truth and lies, all that is real and all that is not, I will go on living. I don't need a hero, or a helping hand any more. I have found that the only strength I need is inside me. The earth is my mother now. I am an orphan. I have no mother and my father has gone on to the next adventure. I don't speak to Rose anymore and at this point, I don't think I ever will. She will never be the mother I have always wanted her to be; I see that now. It is hard but I can live with the pain it brings. I still call Pat Mother and I think I always will. I respect her for all she tried to do for me but I don't really consider her 'My Mother' anymore. I'm unsure if she even wants me to. But we do get on well.