My life of addiction began when I was 12. I found some pain pills that belonged to my mom. Although I was young, I had already been through more trauma and abuse than some people face in their whole life. In that little bottle, I had just found what I thought was the answer to all my problems. Drugs became my coping skill for the next 40 years of my life. I pushed those who loved me away. My 25-year marriage was falling apart. I was broken and confused.

I came into the Women of Hope Thanksgiving 2011. Without the use of drugs my mind, body, and soul began to heal. God gave me the grace to do what I had not been able to do. He gave me sanity and showed me how to live a Christian-lifestyle.

I was introduced to art while in the program and fell madly in love with it. I am now honored to be a part of the WOH Art Program. God has given me a passion to see others set free and show them there is always hope. My life verse is Romans 8:28 – And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose. Thank you to so many for sowing into my life!