Graduation

Graduation is upon me. This coming Saturday in fact. If you have read my testimony you know this is a HUGE accomplishment. I think it’s just starting to set in and part of the reason is because I just had a job interview at a women’s shelter here in town as a Program Counselor. The Lord has brought me a great distance in the last 6 years.

In fact, six years ago right at this moment I was addicted to Meth, I was an I.V. drug user. I actually used meth, cocaine, heroine, anything that got me high and would allow me to escape the homeless lifestyle I was living. I sold my body, stole from department stores, hustled like crazy to make money for dope. My husband and I lived on the creek. We had a pretty cool camp, not like most of the homeless that lived around us who had been out there and never really expected to get off the streets. We knew there was a call on our lives and living on the street wouldn’t last forever but sometimes it felt like forever.

Fast forward, here it is April 29, 2013 and Saturday May 4th I will graduate with a Bachelors in Psychology and Counseling, just had my first job interview and I am no longer dependent on my State for any kind of assistance (not that that is bad, because we needed the assistance for a while).

WOW is how I feel. God is so AWESOME and this is where I have wanted to be my entire life but never thought it would happen and certainly not this fast. I am grateful beyond words. This has been a divine journey and I’m excited beyond words at what is to come. I will be returning to school in the fall to get my Masters Degree in Counseling.

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

5 thoughts on “Graduation

  1. tljax says:

    Praise God! What a powerful testimony your struggles have earned you!

  2. What an amazing testimony you have!! Keep on pressing on! 🙂

  3. As a recovering addict myself, I know personally what a great achievement you have done. It is only through Christ that we fully recover. I have tried all other ways to stay sober and it is only through the Lord that a hard case like me has been able to achieve sobriety. I’ve had slips here and there over the past 5 years but my life has done a total 180 compared to what I use to be too. I too was homeless and did unspeakable things all for the sake of getting high. I love sobriety and how the Lord has changed me. I am not that person anymore thank God. Congratulations on graduating! I’m embarrassed that I’m a little jealous of you right now! LOL But honestly I am truly inspired and happy for you. God will direct your path as you go into your career of helping others. Many blessings to you! ~~Michele

    • Hi Michele,

      I have been following your blog for a while and I know God has done a work in you. I have admired your growth and you have inspired me as well. Thank you for the kind words. I wish you abundant blessings!

      @>>Dana <<@

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