I was brought up in a dysfunctional home and parents. My mom was forced out of our house by my dad when I was in the 4th grade. I was on my own for the most part as the youngest sibling and only girl. My eldest brother left for college and my other brother doing his own thing. I became self-sufficient. Late in life, I had unsurfaced abandonment issues and the overwhelming need to control everything. I became pregnant with my son at 17 and dropped out of high school, and at 25 with my daughter and was married. I pursued my GED at 29, enrolled into college entered nursing program. That was God working in my life unbeknownst to me. Having always been an animal lover, I was able to buy and create a small farm.

I became a Christian in 2000 and was very active in my home church for 12 years and grew to love Jesus. When I accepted Christ, the void I carried in my life was filled with the Holy Spirit I was free from my past issues through Jesus’ finished works. Mike and I lost my son 5 years ago at the age of 46 suddenly. His death rearranged my heart forever and Mike’s as well. He left behind 2 children who are a huge part of our lives. If it had not been my faith for Jesus I would not have survived my son’s death in a healthy way. I reflected on my past and realized I was never abandoned. Jesus had always been present with me guiding me and loving me unconditionally and had a plan for me going forward.

I give thanks to God and all the glory to Him.