Beauty is not just in the face. Beauty is not in words. Beauty, for sure, is not in the dress. Beauty is in the Ashes. It is in the experience we live and the lives we touch. Beauty is the connection of the soul with its one God. The God who lives in each one of us. In this book, we grow familiar with the trauma and sickness Valerie faced. We learn about the seemingly insurmountable challenges in her life, and how she successfully overcame them. This story is about a strong woman who, through her resilient attitude and belief in God, overcame all the trials in life. She is blessed and grateful. And now, she is willing to share her story with you.