A Decade of Diaries

From a Widow

by Stella Swanepoel



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/11/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 382
ISBN : 9781503503403
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 382
ISBN : 9781503503410
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 382
ISBN : 9781503503397

About the Book

“To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk disappointment. But risks must be taken because the greatest risk in life is to risk nothing. Th e person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, and is nothing. Th ey cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, or live.” She held a marriage certifi cated in one hand dated October 20, 2001, and seven months later, a death certifi cate in the other hand dated June 5, 2002. In April 2005 four children lay in their sealed coffi ns, each with a photo of themselves placed fi rmly between the garlands of fl owers. Th ey were too young to have died. In the same year, she was told that if she did not have brain surgery, she probably only had three years to live. She chose not to sign the consent to procedure paperwork. In 2007, Ian, the love of her life left the room, never to be seen or heard from again. In 2008, her two daughters left the United Kingdom and moved to Australia. She was alone. What happened in the next four years? What could possibly have happened on the day she was given her permanent residency to move to Australia? In 2012, a decade of diaries remained locked away in her bedroom draw. Would she tell all? Th is is not a book intended to make you cry. It’s a true story of what happened in her fi rst fi ve years of being a widow and how she lived through it all. How she moved on, where she is today, and what lies ahead after ten years had passed.

About the Author

One extraordinary woman with an extraordinary life story—this is what Stella Swanepoel has to share. This amazing woman has gone from one extreme to the next, but she had such a will to survive. She has devoted her time, effort, and tears to bring you her memoirs. With the help of her diaries, she tells the stories of her heartaches and successes, her loves and her losses. Stella has run and owned companies and is a keen explorer of all things and an avid connoisseur of all things literature, with a secret wish of becoming a private eye.