Who do you want standing next to you..when all of your dreams come true?? #OneTreeHill
Have you ever wished and hoped and dreamed about something…sometimes feeling as if it is just to far out of reach? For the longest time..all I have ever wanted is to help others. All i could dream about was being in a position to offer someone hope… to see someone who is struggling the way that i was struggling and being able to tell them.. that it does get better. In the past two years I have been through an incredible journey. I have seen the depths of the valley and yet I have still managed to make it to the top of my mountain and its all because of God.
In 2011 I got 6 people to stand behind me and support me in my dream of helping others. They sponsored my training and a began a long journey. Along the way I hit many bumps in the road, and some days I felt like giving up. I felt like my dream was nothing more than a mirage in the desert. But even though i got torn down many times, I kept getting back up and trusting in God and believing that one day it would happen.
One year later….my dream is finally coming true. Today I became a certified volunteer on a crisis line that is very near and dear to my heart. Today i can officially say I am on the path to everything God has planned for me. Today my heart wells up with gratitude and hope and the belief that I was made for this.
I wanna help the light shine through the darkness of someone’s depression. I want to be able to let someone know they are not alone in their pain. And I want to be a group of people that is spreading hope one life at a time. And today….I can do all that.
I know that this is just the beginning…and I cant imagine what doors are ahead for me.
I have said it time and time again…but even begin to describe how grateful and how blessed I am to have found the family I have found in Praise Tabernacle Church. This group of people has believed in my dream from day one..sometimes even reminding me of what i had forgotten. Sometimes they believed FOR me when i couldn’t see past the dark days. But they always believed something great was coming. For their love, their support, and their faith I am thankful.
There are others that have watched my dream grow and blossom from day one…and i know that i can’t share my gratitude with them…. but they are a part of my story and always will be. And when i look back at how far I have come…I will always remember the role they played in all of it.
So thank you to all of you who have stood by my side. Thank you to all who rejoice in my victories. Thank you all for loving me in the very special way you all love me.