I have been brought up in church all my life. I came from a long line of gospel singers. I have always had a passion for God. I can't take any credit for that, it was in me as a small child. I can remember standing in front of a mirror with a hair brush in my hand using the hair brush as a microphone. Looking at myself in the mirror, holding the microphone (hair brush) and singing my heart out. I can remember having church in my Mom's garage with all the kids in the neighborhood telling them they needed God! I guess I was the John the Baptist in my neighborhood.
I am the oldest of six girls and was raised by a single parent-my mother. I had more responsibilities because I was the oldest. I felt sorry for my Mom. Many nights I saw her cry. But, she tried to keep it from us. She made bad choices in men. Seeing her hurt, I always wanted to be loved by a man, never wanting to feel the hurt like my Mom had felt. Growing up I would pray to God that He would send me a man that loved me ore than he loved himself, wanting for a man that would be into me. But, it was always the other way around. I was following in my mother's footsteps for sure.
Seeing all the hurt my Mom went through. Man after man lied to her. How lonely she was year after year. I didn't want to be like her. But, I found myself also making bad choices and looking for love in all the wrong places. I use to think something was wrong with me, but, now I see that I didn't wait on God. He had the perfect plan for my life. I was always trying to help Him out. Not knowing He wanted to be in every aspect of my life, even my relationships. But, it took my heart being broken in a thousand pieces and being alone with the burden of raising my children alone. In my wildest dreams, I never thought my life would have turned out so ugly and so lonely.
After I exhausted everything I could do on my own, I found myself having to rely solely on God to take the enormous hurt away that burdened my heart beyond any words I could describe. That is when I began to find out I had someone who really did love me! I began writing songs from my heart to God, even in my hurt. As I began to fall in love with God, the healing process started. One day it just didn't hurt any more. I could remember the hurt but I couldn't feel the pain any longer. I felt pretty again. I felt loved for the first time in my life. I had a new life full of love. What a life I have now!