I was adopted from Romania when I was 2 & grew up in a Christian home, always went to church, youth group etc. I was dedicated when I was 4 years old & I always wanted to get baptized as I got older and knew the meaning of baptism. I struggled my whole life from coming from a poverty country and not knowing why I was put up for adoption. My faith has been tested my whole life. I asked God to come into my life and be my lord and savor when I was in 5th grade at a Christian summer camp. It was amazing! I felt like my heart was peeling like a banana. Like all my sins were just peeling away and felt born again. I struggled a lot with a lot of deaths in my family & friends. I was sexually assaulted when I was 14 , was bullied my whole life & felt not good enough. I struggled with my faith for awhile after so many instances where I needed God and felt like he wasn’t there. Even thou he very much was and was watching over me. When I was 19 I fell into a dark path. Got into drugs bad & alcohol for about 2 years . On November 21st 2021 my father passed away and that broke me like no other. I ended up overdosing & was gone for 2 hours. In that time I saw what heaven was like & got to see my dad healthy, young and happy with his family .
Knowing I saw he was okay and how beautiful heaven was I knew everything would be okay with time. God gave me another chance at life knowing I was meant to stay on the earth to tell my story, make my father proud and knowing God wasn’t done with me yet. When I woke up realizing what happened I knew I would never touch any drug ever again & I never have. A year before my father passed away I struggled a lot with not knowing my story and why my birth family gave me up. It never made sense to me. I just needed that closure. God spoke to me saying “ you will find them when you turn 21.. a month after I turned 21 on my dad’s birthday I found my birth family on Facebook and got all the closure I needed.
I found out I was taken at birth & my family had no idea where I was or how to find me. I am one of 8 children & they are all in Romania. That happened for a reason & I feel like that reason was for me to tell my story and to have a better life here in the United States. After my father passed I took a lot of time to heal and just take in everything that happened to me. I became very spiritual & focused on my relationship with God. I finally got back on my feet and was getting back to being healthy & happy, that’s what my dad would’ve wanted. Today I have been sober for almost 2 years, I have a beautiful baby boy named André who is the light of my world and such a supportive and loving fiancé . God works in mysterious ways. I know my dad and God sent me my son after all the storms were gone to bring me peace & life and happiness.
I love the Lord Jesus with all my heart. I am blessed. I am one more.