When I was a young teen, I started trying things like alcohol and smoking cigarettes. When I hit my late teens, I started partying and trying harder drugs. Just being around the wrong crowd is where my addiction started. In the midst of all that, I found out I was pregnant, and I quit everything, including hanging out with the wrong crowd. When I had my daughter, I went back to that lifestyle, and I lost myself to my addiction.
A few years later, I found who I thought was the love of my life, so I decided to move to his hometown with him and start our new life together. Little did I know, he had a bad addiction. The relationship was an abusive one and I joined him in using meth. I had two sons with him and we ultimately lost our kids and everything we had.
By this time, I had no fight left in me. I had no hope for a better future. I had lost touch with my family because I was so ashamed of who I had become and felt undeserving of love. I got tired of being in and out of jail, so I took that first step out and asked for help. I came to Women of Hope in the spring of 2021. When I walked in, I felt my life was already changing. I have hope again and am looking forward to what God has planned for my life.