I endured many hardships in life, as so many others have of course, but during one of the most darkest hours of my life God spoke to me through this verse of Scripture o(Joel 2:25-26) "And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed."
I didn't know it then, and I didn't understand why God would allow me to experience so much pain, but God had a purpose for my pain. He spoke to my heart and let every tear that I shed, every sleepless night, every struggle that I endured, was necessary for Him to make me into the woman of God that I am today. My life is a living testimony! Someone is going through what I went through and they've loss faith in themselves, and faith in God's love for them. He uses me as a vessel to pour into them what He has poured into to me and when I share my story with them, it gives them hope.
Although I went through some very difficult times, God allowed me after 8 years of going to school at night, while working a full time and part time job, and being a single mother. Through the encouragement, love and support of my parents, I was able to obtain Bachelor's of Science in Business Management degree at the age of 35. I have been blessed to have a great career in Property and Project Management for the past 18 years, and He has blessed to finally have the love that I always wanted and needed with my husband, Derrick. God made me a promise in 2014 and all I had to do was to trust Him and be obedient. I did, and He has given me double for my troubles! He restored everything that I loss with more than I had before, He gave me a love that I have never had, and He has has allowed me to make peace with my past. So I can say this with joy and confidence I know that my God is faithful, "...I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus" and because I know who I am in Him I give Him all praises for the good, the bad and the ugly, because He worked it out for my good!!