On Focus Today, I speak about my harrowing childhood.
My story has always been mine, so it astonishes me when those who hear me tell it have an over-the-top shocked, amazed, or dumb-founded reaction. It’s typical for people to stare with tear filled eyes and ask, “Are you real?” Followed by, “How come you’re doing so well?” This video is from Focus Today with Perry Atkinson, Dove T.V. Watch for his reaction to what he hears. It’s priceless. #tragedytotriumph #Miracles #alcoholism #PamelaKoefoed #abuse #Inspirationalvideo #Realst
A Reason to Live
What do dangerous chlorine gas, an exploding house, and a knife attack mean to you? Hopefully nothing. But for me, these were each experiences that I had growing up with my alcohol-addicted mother. Living with her was like trying to survive in a river of crocodiles. My life was often in danger and it’s a wonder that I wasn’t eaten alive. I survived, obviously, but there’s something else–I overcame. I’m here to give hope and help to the hurting through my creative writing styl
I was so Hungry that I Panhandled
My stomach ached with hunger. Mother left my eleven-year-old sister Robin and me home alone for several days without food. The cupboards were bare. The refrigerator had a half empty jug of Gallo and some dried out celery in a produce drawer but that was all. Panhandling wasn’t something I ever imagined for myself. I was nine-years-old, almost fearless, and absolutely lacking in begging skills. I stationed myself outside the neighborhood grocery store, and waited beside the au