My parents divorced, my dad became an every-other-weekend dad, a family member molested me for most of my childhood years, when I was 13 my aunt’s boyfriend murdered my 22 month-old cousin and she died in my arms at the hospital, and I became pregnant at the age of 15, I had always shoved my feelings along with everything else in my “Junk Drawer.”
I would also like to share my testimony about what Healed and Set Free has done in my life!
First I would like to thank Tammy Brown for letting God use her to make an impact on my life through this study! I know Tammy, and I will always have a special place in my heart for her because of this amazing gift. Also, I would like to mention my Healed and Set Free teacher Leah! Thank you Leah for the late night studies, the love and compassion you showed each and every one of us ladies, and sharing your testimony with us! I had led a life of bitterness and it had started to affect my marriage and my motherhood.
It all started when my parents divorced, my dad became an every-other-weekend dad, a family member molested me for most of my childhood years, when I was 13 my aunt’s boyfriend murdered my 22 month-old cousin and she died in my arms at the hospital, and I became pregnant at the age of 15 and gave birth to my beautiful daughter McKenna.
I had always shoved my feelings along with everything else in my “Junk Drawer.”
I married my husband in June of 2002, had another daughter, Kyrsten in August of 2002 and then had my third daughter Keyana in 2003. They were only 11 months apart.
By the time I had my last daughter I was going through Post Partum depression. I carried along with me my “Junk Drawer” and I had been on a rampage for months. I remember one time my husband calling home from work asking, “Do I need to come home, are you going to hurt the kids?” One morning I got my 5-year-old daughter up for school and she wouldn’t get dressed and it set me off. I smacked her across the face! I fell to my knees crying and she said to me, not knowing who God is or anything about praying, “Mommy we need to pray!” So we did!
That same day my husband said, “We need God in our home, in our marriage, and in our lives!” We started to go to church, and then my husband and I both became BORN AGAIN! That’s when I got into the Bible study “Healed and Set Free!” It gave me the tools to see, forgive, and just let go!
I remember coming home from study and that night we talked about forgiveness. We talked about how it’s about you and God not the person who has sinned against you, and I truly forgave my parents, my brother, my aunt’s boyfriend and most of all myself. I came home and took a bath and the water was so soft and I could breathe and cry for joy it was unlike anything I had ever felt. Many nights my husband did the study with me, so through God’s love and this study, Letting God Heal My Heart After My Parents Divorce! Praise be to God!
There is nothing God can’t do! I was filled with so much hate, anger, and always felt yucky but I am healed and set free from all of it! Thank you for letting me share!