Starting from when I was a child, I remember growing up very poor. I remember sharing the back seat of an old car with my two older brothers, and I remember having to stop at McDonalds every morning to freshen up for school. It’s like before I even started my life I already realized how it felt to lack basic needs.
Throughout my life I’ve battled with depression and I just wanted what everyone else had, especially a father. My father passed when I was only 12 years of age. Times were difficult and it took me years to fill the void I had in my heart from losing someone I was close to at a young age. My mother was the greatest example of a strong woman that I was blessed to have in my life, unfortunately she died of cancer November 2019.
There has been many times when I’ve contemplated taking my own life and it’s only by the grace of God that I’m still here today. Losing both parents while being in my twenties is something no one ever prepares for. When it felt like I had no one else to turn to and I was ready to take my life, I came across an old devotional my pastor gave me at church.
I opened it and read about Gods unconditional love and I immediately felt a heavy load taken away from me. From that day I continued to read about God and his love, grace, and mercy and realizing that He is the father to the fatherless and the mother to the motherless and that I have nothing to worry about.
Now when anything happens to me I know that with the strength that God has given me, I can overcome any obstacle.