I LOVE YOU, MOM – Please don’t break my heart is the true story of one boy’s journey through a childhood of physical, mental, and emotional abuse. John endured neglect, isolation, physical beatings, mental degradation and malevolent admissions into numerous mental institutions, and eventual attempted murder within the custodial supervision of his unscrupulous mother. This literary work is indeed John’s factual account of his small, bruised body clinging to life, his struggle as a teenager fighting and winning against insurmountable odds, and his entrance into young manhood as a warrior for the young and innocent, protecting them from experiencing a similar childhood of hell on earth.
Excerpt: “Seconds later, she opened the door and jerked me out of the car, threw me onto the ground like a piece of trash, and pulled something from her pocket. Even though I knew something terrible was happening, I did not move a muscle. She would really get angry if I moved! Without saying one word, she slid a plastic bag over my head, covering my face. For a split second, my mind went numb. I gasped for breath as her arm pressed tighter and tighter against the plastic bag covering my nose and mouth. Suddenly the probability of death overpowered all fear of a beating. For the first time in my life, panic replaced all dread of violence and pain. Gasping and choking, my fingers clawed at the bag. My mom grabbed at my hands as she struggled to keep the plastic over my nose and mouth. My weak, undernourished body was no match against my tall, powerful, and very determined mother. Fighting for breath within the tomb of plastic, I felt her grip tighten even more against my face.”
John Borgstedt is an author and child advocate that is devoting his iife to protecting and rescuing children from enduring a childhood of hell on earth like he did. His dream is to have a boys home where children can receive the love and guidance they need.
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Posted by sally on 10th May 2013
this book will leave you with inspiration face and willingness to see the world in a different light I commend him for all his work
Posted by Mr.Farr on 10th May 2013
This is so true in our country . I will try harder to look for this type of abuse now . What a book.
Posted by sandy on 10th May 2013
This was a very good book when is the next one coming out
Posted by kim on 10th May 2013
I could not put it down . One of the best book I have ever read .
Posted by Moritz on 26th Mar 2012
Dec13Tom Billy Phillips, I commend you for your grbondureaking research that reveals without a doubt that the Catholic Church (even popes and cardinals) was, for a time, very welcoming to the study and teaching of Kabbalah.
Posted by Hardi on 26th Mar 2012
I just hope whoever wtries these keeps writing more!
Posted by Jin on 26th Mar 2012
We definitely need more smart people like you arnoud.
Posted by Vanessa on 24th Mar 2012
Deadly accurate aesnwr. You've hit the bullseye!
Posted by Tomoka on 24th Mar 2012
, “this did very well for several years, … [and] eeemsd enough to fill up an interesting and animated existence.” What surprised me was that he made it sound as if he only had this somewhat meager reason for living, and without it he would have no purpose in life. Eventually, he lost his purpose, and pages follow about how absolutely miserable he was. Now, I promise that I don’t take pleasure in reading about his misery, but to me, those pages were the most fascinating. I devoured the pages when Mill was at his most dejected. Here I was, holding something in my hands that gave me so much information and insight about someone who was struggling to get through every day, and who was alone in his struggle, and managed to overcome it all. And the thing is, Mill didn’t abandon his beliefs. He tried to improve his values and find that “due balance that is truly inspiring.
Posted by Melinda Borgstedt Bowers ,Sister on 25th Nov 2011
John, I'm so proud of you. I know you have worked tirelessly to write your book and get it published. I know you have endured abuse that I am not even aware of. I hope you achieve all your goals you have in mind for this book. I'm so sorry for the life you lived. I love you.
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