A Portrait of Mommy
Expressions of Love, Faith, and Perseverance
About the Book
Ellawese Darden is a picture of beauty on the inside and out as her inner light shines brightly in this dark world. Affectionately known as Mommy, now at eighty-eight years old, she remains alert and vibrant while engaging in her daily work activities and conversations with others. She has a clear understanding of what’s going on in today’s world while keeping up with current events and always ready to discuss her opinion with anyone. Mommy has unselfishly showed love and compassion to others by giving of her time, talents, money and service. Her ultimate devotion and commitment to her faith through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, has been her ultimate inspiration throughout her journey in life. She is a precious jewel to her family who has graciously shared her over the years with so many others who call her ‘Mommy.’ This book tells her story!
As Darden leads others through her story that began in a small town called Jacksonville, Georgia in 1929, she details a challenging early childhood after tragedy temporarily forced her family apart. They eventually reunited in Pennsylvania, and she chronicles a coming-of-age journey filled with bullying, heartache, and the abandonment of her mother when she was eighteen. As she matured into womanhood, Darden discloses how she learned to lean on her faith to find joy in everyday life while bravely facing hardship.
A Portrait of Mommy reveals the true story of a woman and her journey through life that will inspire both the young and old to persevere, no matter what problem or obstacles they face. Darden weaves personal anecdotes with faith-filled messages encouraging forgiveness and unconditional love for everyone. This way of living will create an atmosphere of triumph during life’s most difficult times and challenges.
About the Author
JL Coston is a native of Chester, Pennsylvania and founder of Joseph Dreams, Inc., a nonprofit organization serving at-risk populations. She holds a BSN from Howard University and MTS from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She was voted 1988 Nurse of Hope for the American Cancer Society in Delaware County and served as a Medical Missionary to Kingston, Jamaica. Her service to the local church included her involvement with Hospital and Nursing Home Ministries, Prayer Ministry and Neighborhood Evangelistic Teams. She is also the author of “Escape to Pray!”