In this riveting autobiography, James Kramer describes his childhood and reminisces about both the happy and horrifying times. He and his siblings suffered tremendous emotional and physical abuse, and the loss of his baby sister still weighs heavy on his heart. Throughout the years, he has had people in his life that were "bright lights at the end of his tunnel". James kept moving forward, pushing onward and found that forgiveness was key. James was compelled to write his story to make others aware of chronic toxic stress, domestic violence, child abuse, and PTSD. He emphatically encourages others to avoid these toxic relationships at all costs and be alert to early signs of abuse. He still suffers from symptoms created so many years ago. With the grace of God, James continues to forge ahead. He perseveres.