I can honestly tell whoever reads this that my life was a MESS…..
I had no self-esteem left and I had become totally blinded to the abuses that my children and I tolerated every day. Others saw what was happening, but I was verbally and emotionally beat down everyday and could not stand up for myself or my children… We were accustomed to this abusive life.
Then came the TEST…..(one of the first of many)
The other woman… You know the old saying, “having their cake and eating it too.” I think he would have been wanted to keep me and his children in our abusive environment and playing with someone else on the side. But God gave me the strength to finally for the first time in my life to stand up to him (shaky and barely standing, but still standing) and out he went…
Then came the TRIAL… (again, one of many)
More anger, more abuse, more violence… I saw how an abusive person becomes even more abusive when they are losing control… Crazy stuff… Death threats.. yes, legal battles… perceived and upcoming trials… It was not easy!! But through these trials, my children’s eyes were opened to the abuse and the courts gave me sole custody.
Then a VICTIM no more.… (finally)
It took the legal system, the counselors for my children, separate counselors for me, and many, many people praying for me and my children before we were able to realize that we had overcome our situations. We were given a new life. We had a peace in our home that we never had before.
So you see, many people look at that picture as just having a cute saying…but I can tell you that it is more than that!
I can tell you that God turned my MESS into a MESSAGE… my TEST into a TESTIMONY… my TRIALS into a TRIUMPH… and my children and I from VICTIMS, into VICTORIOUS…
I can not tell you that it was easy, but I can tell you that God showed up when we needed Him and did show us miracles. I can also tell you that my children and I totally TRUST Him with our lives because He has shown us His Hand of protection over us. And I can tell you as a mother, there’s no better Guardian for your children because He can watch over them 24/7 when you can’t… What He did for me, He can do for others…