I’ve been married for 19 years and have three beautiful children. My story shows that there is always hope if you will just reach out and grab it. I’ve always struggled with addiction, but could always rein it back in until my middle child was diagnosed with cancer.
The diagnosis released an overload of emotions, and guilt and shame ate me alive. I fell into the enemy’s lie that it was my fault my baby was sick. I truly believed that. I completely bought into this lie and began using again to make myself feel better, but little did I know it would be the darkest journey of my life.
Within a few months, my kids were taken from me and I was in jail for the first time in my life. I couldn’t see at the time it was God’s way of telling me to sit down. This led me to the Women of Hope. When I came into WOH, I had no visitation with my children at all. But with God’s way and not my own, I began to see them regularly.
Now, my husband has full custody of all three of the children and my relationship has been fully restored. I am now an active part of my children’s lives! I can’t describe all the miracles God has done for me and my family since I have been here. I am so thankful for them. God’s grace and mercy towards me is indescribable and I am completely amazed.