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The Early Years And Beyond

When I was arrested in Henry county on October of 2009, I had been up for days on meth. I was living in a darkness I thought I would never get out of. The darkness started when I was molested at the age of 7. When I got arrested I had no hope. I had tried to kill myself. I had for kids that I wasn’t around for. One of my sons Austin, I hadn’t seen since January 2002, and my other three wanted nothing to do with me I was an angry, callous-hearted person who wanted nothing to with God…I wanted to die.

February 23, 2010 was the best day of my live, because Judge McGarity ordered me into Shining Light.

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The Road To Recovery

Through counseling I worked on my anger and the pain of being molested. Today, I can see that the light at the end of the tunnel is not a train. Shining Light has given me a future with my family. If Teresa hadn’t loved and believed in me when I was an inmate in the Henry County Jail. While I was in Shining Light, we prayed for to see him one day. I know today that it was God keeping a promise that he will give back everything that Satan today away. Today Austin lives with me in my own place. My other three kids who I had a wonderful relationship with I see all the time! I work at a hair salon where I’ve been at for a year and a half and I have my own cleaning service called Sonya’s Redeemed Cleaning which I just started.

The Difference At Shining Light

I have a best-friend today who I found in Shining Light! I gave up my best friend “Meth” for my best friend Jesus! Today, I can smile! I love to hear the birds sing! I have hope, peace, and joy! I have a best friend that never leaves and who never gives up on me! I struggle because God doesn’t promise us a life without troubles. I came into Shining Light a broken scared little girl who couldn’t sleep under covers, who didn’t know how to live without being high. Today, my high is life with God! I wouldn’t have it any other way!