I hit my rock bottom in 2008, when I fell and broke my arm. I was drunk. I had a serious alcohol addiction. I lost my job, my apartment, everything. Out of necessity, I went to stay with my son and daughter-in-law temporarily, but space was so tight and relationships so tense, I needed to make other arrangements. To make a long story short, I ended up at King’s Home Shelby, a Christian home for homeless and abused women. It was there I strengthened my faith, continued my sobriety and began to regroup. While living in the home, I took sewing classes offered by first fruits enterprises, under the direction of LaVerne Reese, a master seamstress. I rekindled my love of sewing and, after passing the class, began sewing baby items for local shops. I also took custom orders. Now I sew exclusively for first fruits.
God has truly blessed my life. I am living with my son and daughter-in-law, who asked me to live with them this time. I’m taking care of my toddler granddaughter with another due in November. Nothing is impossible for God. He can take a mess and make a miracle. I’m reunited with my family and surrounded by love.