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Blended Families, Deserting Dads, Smithers Memoir, British Columbia, Christian memoir, Born-again Christian, family struggles

My Delightfully Dysfunctional Family
(And Me)
by Loraine C. Hartley




THIS BOOK I S RIDICULOUS! IT IS A FUNNY, EMOTIONAL, AND INSPIRING STORY ABOUT ME AND MY FAMILY MEMBERS, OLD, NEW, AND ALL –INCLUSIVE.

The title, “My Delightfully Dysfunctional Family,” got stuck inside my head and refused to go away, so I decided to write a book. Once I started, I could not stop, so I kept writing, and this compelling story was unwrapped. The book begins in 1972 when my dad created a “blended family” by getting married a second time, to a woman who had a daughter from a previous marriage. It ends in 2019 when he died, at the ripe old age of 93. We each chose our own paths, as we were forced to navigate our individual ways through the next generation of divorce and deception. I chose Jesus Christ to lead me through the failures in my life, and I discovered that by doing what the Bible told me to do in each situation, I was able to turn my failures into successes. Many people who know me wanted to hear my story, and suggested that I put my experiences to words, and share them with the world, so I did.

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Loraine Hartley was a registered nurse for 32 years, working in several hospitals across western Canada. Her experience includes, maternity, and surgery, as well as the operating room, and the emergency department. Her final years as a Long Term Care Case Manager, with a short stint as an instructor for the Home Support Program at Northwest Community College completed her life-long vocation.

Throughout her nursing career, Loraine saw people at their best, and at their worst. She discovered that we all have similar challenges and victories, with times of disappointment, and times of elation. She learned understanding and compassion, and appreciates why the Bible tells us to “Judge not, that ye be not judged." (Matt. 7:1 KJV)


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