"Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses, and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures." - Joseph Addison
"The secret of patience is to do something else in the meantime."
- Croft M. Pentz
"Joy Cometh In The Morning," Book One of Vashti Ataya's Autobiographical Fiction "OVERCOMING" Series, introduces Verna Louise William's story of escaping an abusive, alcoholic husband. With her two young daughters, she flees from Arizona to Florida to be enmeshed in an exasperating Welfare system as well as enduring a perplexing, high-risk pregnancy featuring gestational diabetes.
Book Two, "The Trees Shall Clap Their Hands," follows Verna through rigorous strictures of Nursing School, the deceitful, distressing hijacking of her two girls by their father, and her glorious, triumphant graduation as an LPN.
Vashti is delighted to present Book Three in this Series, "Then Do We With Patience Wait." We join Verna as she begins her functions in both the Newborn Nursery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Orlando's Orange Memorial Hospital. Truly an unprecedented honor, Verna is chosen as an Operating Room Nurse. She patiently prepares to go to Arizona and fight for her girls' return. Her deep, Christian faith sustains her through many trials and tribulations as she with prayer and with patience waits to move forward in her life. Her story of overcoming is one of profound sorrows, joys, kindness, and miracles. Her story continues.
"Filled with twists and turns as well as captivating characters, the book takes the reader on a journey that shows the resilience of the human spirit...a compelling narrative with rich characters and settings...an important message..."
- Salem Author Services
"At the bottom of patience one finds heaven."
- West African Proverb