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. I found Life Challenge. Since being here I have begun to trust God and find the peace in my heart I have always wanted. I have learned to much at Life Challenge. I have learned about God’s promises and that he will guide my life in all the right directions. I cannot wait to see what God holds for my future!
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight..”