How I Envision Myself Five Years From Now”.
It is true what they say: “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward”. This saying has been more evident in my life in the last 13 years. I got pregnant at 16, gave birth to my son at 17, got married and gave birth to my eldest daughter (my 2nd child) when I turned 18, gave birth to my 3rd child at 19 and even before I hit 21, I had already broken up with my spouse. I was a high school graduate with no one and no where else to turn to except my mom, who died a year after I left my husband.
“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are…”
After I hit rock bottom, I realized I couldn’t afford to make any more mistakes so I decided to give my life back to God. I entered a renewed catholic community and went where I felt the Lord wanted me to go. I would get invited to colleges and universities so that I can share my life to numerous high school and college students alike to share with them what has happened to my life, hoping they could learn a thing or two from it.
The way you see your life, shapes your life because how you define life determines your destiny…”
I have to admit it was embarrassing to share that I had just turned 21 and yet I already had three children and a failed marriage and was a jobless high school graduate, but after being renewed in Christ, I realized no person can put a price tag on me except for myself. And I choose to put a high price tag on me because I was created in the image and likeness of God.
“Trusting God completely means having faith that he knows what is best for your life”
Just a few months after I broke up with my ex - husband, I met Max. Both our families have known each other for years but it was only that year in 1997, that I met him formally for the first time. Max would see me through everything. He became my confidant, my shock absorber, my pillar of hope, and my source of...