Next weekend I will be attending a Woven Women's Weekend through our church. It is a 24 hour retreat at a hotel. It is a very nice time to get away, worship God, pray, have fun with other women and friends. My best friend and I attended this retreat last year. It was an amazing experience. I was at a very low point in my life. I had just recently lost my job, and was unemployed. I was dealing with a lot of things. Through prayer and encouragement I was able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
This year at our retreat. I will be giving my testimony and story in front of about 50 women. I feel God has led me to this point in my life. I am ready to do this. I am sure that my story will impact other women.
A year and a half ago my ex husband went to jail for sexually abusing my step daughter. We were on our way back from an amazing vacation just the two of us. I believe that God was watching over me that week. He knew that this would be the last time we would be together. After we got back from our vacation, the next day I found out from multiple texts and phone calls that my ex husband was going to commit suicide. After going to the police department and meeting with the detective we found out that he had been addicted to pornography and had been sexually abusing my step daughter for the 4 years that we were married. I was devastated, shocked and felt betrayed. Not knowing that any of this had been going on. Having to deal with all of that. My daughter and I were forced to move out of our house and into an apartment. A couple months after that I lost my job,was unemployed for almost 5 months. My car got repossessed. I almost got evicted from my apartment. God really took control of my life after all this happened. In September for 2011, I was hired on as a full time seasonal associate at Limited Brands. I am still working there after 6 months. I am able to pay my bills, put food on the table for my daughter and I. I am active in my church. I continue to follow God and thank him every day for helping me heal.