I must say that my life has been quite the journey. It started out pretty simple: small town girl, loved school, and loved life! As a child, God grabbed hold of my life and called me to salvation and I’ve never been the same. In college, my life was radically changed as I began to study God’s Word. I came to realize that my life had meaning and purpose.
While in college I met an amazing man and we later married. We have one beautiful daughter and she is the apple of my eye! Together, we served as missionaries and we were living life on the mountaintop! Then gradually, over time, my simple little world became very complex. Michael, my husband was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Our lives became a continuous roller coaster due to his rampant mood swings. After battling this illness many years, it eventually caused Michael to take his life. You can learn more about our struggle by clicking here .
I’m happy to say that this is not the end of the story. Even in my suffering, God had a plan. I began praying asking God to use Michael’s death even more than He used His life. God has and is continuing to do this. I am a different person today than I was four years ago. God has turned my weeping into laughing, and my mourning into dancing! I am learning what it means to walk by faith and I have a passion to minister to those who are hurting. I have a Master’s degree in Religion and I am currently pursuing a PhD in Professional Counseling as a result of life’s journey. God has increased my joy and given me tremendous hope for the future. I pray that through this blog, God will use His story in my life to give others this same hope!