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The Day My Soul Cried:  A Memoir The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir by Yvonne Pierre
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“The enemy uses those things your insecure about. Free yourself and take your power back by being secure in who you are - flaws and all.”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“When you focus on someone's disability you'll overlook their abilities, beauty and uniqueness. Once you learn to accept and love them for who they are, you subconsciously learn to love yourself unconditionally.”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“Holding on to weight (i.e. anger, bitterness, the past, hatred) will not only hold you back, but also block your blessings. You've got to let some things go to move forward.”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“Don't be discouraged if people don't see your vision, your harvest. All they see from their perspective is that you're watering a whole lot of dirt. They don't SEE what seeds you've been planting with blood, sweat, tears and lack of sleep. Make sure you don't abandon or neglect it because "they" don't see it. You have to KNOW and believe for yourself. They don't see the roots and what's budding under the dirt. But it's okay, because it's NOT meant for them to see it. While you wait, MASTER it. You continue to do YOUR work and have unwavering faith! Remember why you started planting in the first place. Your harvest WILL come!”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“For every person who closed the door in my face, thank you. For every person who told me I wasn't good enough, thank you. For every person who laughed and told me that I was wasting my time going to college, because I was going to fail, thank you. For every person who tried to break me, thank you. For every person who took my kindness for weakness, thank you. For every person who told me I was wasting time chasing my dreams because I would fail, thank you. It could of broke me. From the core of my heart, I thank you. I truly mean it, because if it weren't for each of you I wouldn't be who I am today. I wouldn't of spend hours and loss sleep studying. I wouldn't developed tough skin. You pushed me to think about what I "really" want out of life. You pushed me to master my craft. You helped me develop the drive, passion and determination. You pushed me to not wait for someone to believe in my vision, but to find a way to make things happen. I know you didn't "intend" to, but I thank you for teaching me to believe in myself! AND you taught me to TRUST in God and lean on my faith, not man. Thank You!”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“I Have a Dream... someday my son, Zyon and ALL individuals with disabilities will be seen as HUMAN beings.

I Have a Dream... someday the human & civil rights of individuals with disabilities are honored and they are treated as equals.

I Have a Dream... someday ALL parents who have children with disabilities see their child as a blessing and not a burden.

I Have a Dream... someday there will be more jobs and opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

I Have a Dream... someday there will be UNITY "within" the disabled community.

I HAVE A DREAM!!!”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“Don't let toxic people infect you with the fear of giving and receiving one of the most powerful forces in this world... LOVE!”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“Use what you've been through as fuel, believe in yourself and be unstoppable!”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“Some people simply REFUSE to be happy. If they were stuck in a tunnel you can show them the way out and give them a light, but they will just sit there complaining about how they got there. They are more willing to fight to STAY there instead of fighting to coming out. Okay it happened. Now what? Stop focusing so hard on how you got there, focus on how you're going to get out! Keep it moving!”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“It's easy to point out other people flaws, but it takes TRUE courage and strength take a look in the mirror, admit personal flaws AND strive to do and be better. That's growth!”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“You'll have less heartaches and disappointments if you stop seeking from others the things ONLY God and you can give yourself!”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“It's not strength, it's PERCEPTION that makes you stronger. If you change how you SEE it, you'll change how you FEEL about it.”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“Before your reach your destination, you'll find yourself going through the wilderness. There's some survival skills that you'll need master through the wilderness journey. While in the wilderness, your faith will be tried and tested. You'll become humble. Your vision for your life will get clearer. You're in training for your purpose. You'll lose some friends, because there's some folks who are only with you because of where they think your journey will lead THEM. Don't worry, they're a little confused... but it was meant for them to get lost during this phase. Walk on. Continue on your journey. Soon, you'll be approaching the mountain. Get ready to climb!”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“Stop worrying about someone taking your spot. God already have it reserved. Do the work to get there and fill it!”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“Don't allow the pride, ego and insecurities of others stunt your growth.”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“Often people ask, "How can you say you're blessed to have a son with Down syndrome?" My outlook on life has forever changed. I see my own challenges differently. He's always showing me that life is so much bigger than self.”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“When the winds of life are pushing you back, THAT'S when you push forward the hardest.”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“You can't expect to reap a harvest that you're not willing to plant.”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“No matter what challenges or obstacles we experience, we must make a CHOICE to become better or bitter because of it. Will and pray your way through it. In my opinion, the difference between those who are considered strong and those who are seen as weak are what they DECIDE to focus on. But, having down moments don't make someone weak, it makes them human. We wouldn't be human if we don't "feel", but at some point we MUCH force ourselves to get up!”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“There's something AMAZING about you. You owe it to yourself to fulfill your destiny. You were put on earth for a reason. Don't betray yourself because of other people opinions of who you should be. God has already implanted within you who you MEANT to be. Trust your gut instincts.”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“My children taught me the true meaning of unconditional love.”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“Don't allow the fear of falling stop you from pursuing your dream. Prepare. Practice. Pray. Jump! It's through the fall that you'll realize you can to fly.”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“Even when you don't see Him working, He's busy working on your behalf. Forever grateful for God's grace!”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“God has ALREADY given you the strength you need, it's up to you to recognize that you were BORN a conqueror!”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“In many cases, people hold on so tightly to their past pains to avoid letting go of the “excuses” and the fear of having to be accountable for their life.”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“Recognize that there's something AMAZING about you. Everyone has something that comes very natural for them - natural gifts and talents. That gift/talent is that thing or things that comes easy for you, but hard for most. The greatness that is stored within was given to you, because it was meant to be used. Whether you've been running from it or haven't discovered it yet, it's there. It's your job to discover and master it. It wasn't given to you in vain, it's part of your purpose.”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“If my fall made you smile, you might not want to witness what's about to happen when I get up.”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“If your boss asks you to do a task... You'll stay late for work to make sure it's done. You'll be confident that your boss wouldn't have asked you if he/she didn't trust that you could do it. You wouldn't allow anyone or anything to distract you. No matter how hard it is, it's not an option, you'll find a way to make it happen. You'll not only find time, you'll try to get it done before the deadline. So, why when God gives you a task... you allow fear to consume you, find excuses, allow distractions, care about what people think and assume it's impossible? If He gave it to you, He trusts you CAN get it done. Yes, they'll be distractions. And no it's not going to be easy, but know that it is POSSIBLE!!! Answer the call!”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“My faith has strengthen. God has shown me through my son with Down syndrome to not take anything for granted. I'm more grateful.”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
“Don't base your decision on the opinions of those who don't want to see you grow.”
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir

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