This week on Inspirational Journeys: Stories that matter, my special guest shares a bit of her story and her writing process to make readers want to read more of her inspirational, heartfelt story of the battle she had to fight to get her youngest daughter back from the “child savers.”
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Wheels of Injustice with Susan Louise Gabriel!
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Susan Louise Gabriel
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Susan Louise Gabriel…
After a 30-year career in business development, Susan lives with her husband and four small dogs on an acre outside a small town in Texas. As both an author and poet, Susan’s goal is to inspire others to live a life that’s present and active in this world, yet shaped by forces that lie beyond it. Susan’s books and poetry illustrate her struggles and triumphs as she endeavors to walk by faith and not by sight, leaning on the Holy Spirit for guidance and inspiration in living and writing.
Susan’s featured book is entitled Wheels of Injustice: Saving My Child from the Child Savers
Six weeks into a blissful honeymoon, life turns into a nightmare when Susan’s 9-year-old daughter is taken away and her husband is falsely accused of child sexual abuse. As her own and other families throughout the country are crushed under its wheels, Susan musters the strength and the will to battle a behemoth system that has become the very thing it was created to eradicate.
Wheels of Injustice is the true story of one woman’s fight against a powerful system that’s run amok, grinding families into dust, obliterating Amendment protections, and taking revenge against anyone who attempts to reform it.
It’s the 1980s—a decade of unfounded abuse accusations, hysterical claims of orgies at daycare centers, families controlled by courts, and an out-of-control child protection system.
A tribute to God’s faithfulness and a message of hope to others who have struggled to overcome adversity, fight governmental intrusion and overreach, and turn an upended life the right way around again.
“We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“This is Paula Randall of the Child Welfare Division of the Department of Social Services—DSS. We wanted you to know that we have your daughter.”
“You what? You have Amber? Why isn’t she in school?” My mind starts racing, trying to piece together what she is saying. “Is she hurt?”
“No, Ms. Clark, er… Gabrielle…”
“It’s Gabriel.” I interrupt her. Who is this lady? I think. She can’t even get my name right! Is this some kind of scam?
“Let me talk to Amber,” I demand.
“She’s not here. It’s not about her,” she responds in an increasingly tense voice. “We have your other daughter, Emily.”
The bottom drops out of my stomach and hits the floor as my brain starts bouncing against the far wall, trying to make sense of her words.
“You have who? Emily? EMILY? WHY?!”
“We need you to come down to the DSS facility and we will talk about that.”
I barely stay on the phone long enough to get directions, then I race back to my test station to grab my coat and purse. I briefly tell Jim I have an emergency with Emily and must leave as I hurry down the hall and out to the car.
I don’t remember the drive, but I’m sure I broke speed limits. The next thing I remember is being seated in an uncomfortable chair in a small, cold, and sterile room across from a small, cold, and sterile-looking woman.
“Where is Emily?” I ask for at least the third time.
“We will get to that in a minute,” she responds. “First, I want to ask about Clark. Who is he? Your boyfriend?”
“Clark is my husband, but what does that… “
Miss Cold-and-Sterile interrupts and says that Emily is being held in another room.
“Held in another room?” She makes it sound like she’s a criminal. What did she do?
She then tells me the one thing I didn’t see coming, the very last thing I expected because the thought of it had not and would never have entered my head.
I don’t see it yet, but the alien spaceship just entered the earth’s atmosphere.
Over the next few minutes, she tells me Emily has revealed that she was sexually molested by Clark.
And just like that, the aliens smash into our little family.
Connect with Susan at the following links:
Author website: https://susanlouisegabriel.com
Author blog: https://soulsonshine.com
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