I became involved with drugs when I was about 22 years old. After having my 2nd c-section the doctor sent me home with pain medication. I noticed it was giving me more energy and that’s exactly what I needed with two small children…so I thought! My drug of choice started out as pain pills but one day I tried meth and absolutely fell in love with it. My thinking was so distorted that I couldn’t understand why everyone wasn’t so proud of me because I had finally kicked the habit of pain pills. I was doing meth all day every day.
I don’t think I ever got to the point to where I thought I had a problem during my addiction because I really thought I could quit IF I wanted to, but I just never wanted to quit. I got pregnant with my youngest son and that wasn’t even enough for me to quit. My son was born addicted to drugs. He had to stay in the NICU because he went through withdrawals. I was charged with aggravated child abuse and I went to jail several times because I would not stop using drugs.
The last time I went to jail (2012) I heard about WOH and was court ordered to complete the program. I graduated the program, but had a relapse in 2014. This is when I finally let GO and let GOD! I had lost everything by this time. Since I completed WOH in 2014, I have had so many blessings. My biggest blessings have been that my family has been completely restored and I became the Director of WOH. My whole life is revolved around helping other ladies in the cycle of addiction and letting them know that if God did it for me he will do it for them also. This is definitely not a job that I was qualified for, but God doesn’t call the qualified he qualifies the call. My life verse is Jeremiah 29:11 and He has definitely shown me that He has plans for me to prosper and through God I have hope and a future!