I was born to parents who struggled with addiction. As a result, I suffered through many years of severe abuse and neglect. As a teenager, I was kicked out of my home, and I vowed that I would never become like my mom or marry someone like my dad and that my children would never go through what I did.
As determined as I was, I still made bad choices. At 18 years old I got married and we had 5 children together. Sixteen years later, we divorced. I was awarded sole custody of our children and my ex was court ordered to have limited, supervised visitation.
It was a long, rough journey of healing and restoration. It wasn’t easy, but God was so faithful towards me & my five children. I was so thankful and I wanted to give back, so I kept asking God how I could serve Him. One day, He answered me, saying “Go take care of my crack-babies” (and I honestly didn’t even know what a crack-baby was). I began researching and preparing to answer my call. I can’t even imagine how much more difficult life must be for babies who are born hooked on drugs.
I have become an ordained chaplain to effectively steward a solution for this growing epidemic that has been plaguing our communities. Birthing this compassionate outreach has been a labor of love…and it has been a long time coming.
My purpose & calling is to stop the generational cycle & hopelessness caused by drug addiction. My hope is that others may trust me to help lead the way towards helping the last, the least and the lost. Let’s unite together to help transform the innocent lives of drug-exposed children born in Central Indiana. May no child ever be left behind again!
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28