Archive for May 2021

Samara

Samara

I was an addict most of my life.  Looking back now, I can remember times when I was so tired of the way I was living and would cry out to God to save me.  I am so grateful God heard my plea!  He took away all my crutches and He has begun to change me inside out.  My life is no longer full of confusion and chaos.  Instead, God has given me peace and shown me acceptance.  Read More→

Violet

Violet

My childhood was pretty normal as far as I remember.  it wasn’t until I was 13 years old that I realized that my childhood was not as normal as I thought.  My father was mentally abusive which led me to becoming depressed.  I began drinking and eventually smoking weed to overcome the depression.  During that time, I met a guy who I would later marry and divorce.  I have a beautiful teenage daughter, who I love very much.  At first, I thought our relationship was normal, but it was actually very unhealthy.  He was verbally abusive to me.  I did not know how to handle the abuse, so I turned to pain killers and muscle relaxers to numb the pain I was feeling.  I put up with the abuse for 20 years.  Toward the end of our relationship my husband kicked me out and manipulated me into believing I would never get my daughter back.  I tried to commit suicide and ended up in the hospital.  I was released from the hospital and felt hopeless.  I met someone and started smoking crack.  Eventually, I just got tired of the way I was living and knew there had to be another way.  So, I decided to get help.  Read More→