Psalm 34:18 says the Lord is close to the brokenhearted. He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
I woke up one day and told myself “it’s time to give into the Lord”. I was still fighting with my addiction, but I knew it was time to call Janice at the Step Up Recovery Program. Now I am here, I’ve been in the program for 3 months and just graduated!
I’ve learned that I’m a deserving, beautiful, fierce woman. When I look in the mirror now I see strength and growth. I see such an amazing person. Vulnerable and ready for whatever God has in store for me. I’m proud of who I am now. What’s so different about me now is that my imperfect self is enough. I love myself. I was broken, now God is fixing me.
I didn’t know what I wanted from life, I was scared to change. I gave up and had lost hope. Now I challenge myself to fight for things in life I have a passion for. I set goals and look forward to accomplishing them.
I’ve gained a closer relationship with God and found myself. I’m still working on a better life for me and trusting God. He is preparing me for greater – my story isn’t over. I’m planning to enroll in school for horticulture, hopefully find part time work at a floral company - I recently sent my resume to Eastern Floral and Encore Floral and they both have emailed me back asking to set up an interview. I am so very excited! I’m fighting to get my children back, with current visitation with them and joint custody.
I just know if I do my best, God will do the rest.