Messy Milestones

I remember that day so clearly I looked around and saw all of my peers some were crying, others had huge smiles on their faces and here I was just torn. “Presenting The Class of 2008!!” and just like that high school was over, there was no going back this was it.
When you are freely able to share your story without any fear or regrets shows that you are growing! I am truly thankful for the opportunity to share my Messy Milestones Story with all of you! Click the link below and read my story!
What I considered a messy milestone turned out to be one ofthe greatest miracles in my life. 

Thank you to my fellow blogger Ashley for this opportunity!

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It Is Well

There is something about trusting in God. I mean fully trusting in him and knowing that no matter how this situation turns out I trust in you. I must admit there have been a few times when trusting in God was so hard but it was in those moments that I had to remember that he is my creator.
No matter how much I tried to control the situation or try to stop it, I was quickly reminded that in the end HIS perfect will overruled every scenario I could come up with.

So what does it actually mean when you say, "It Is Well"
To me it means that not only do I surrender to your perfect will for my life but that I believe your way is better than anything I could've imagined, hoped or dreamed. There are so many situations in life when things don't go as planned and while at the time I usually find myself complaining or upset I must remember that God has a plan for my life.
So maybe you didn't get that job you wanted but trust that he has something so amazing planned for your life.

Struggling with being single? Just think if you would've walked down that aisle to that man/woman how different your life would've been now. Would you have gotten to this point you are at right now? Would you have grown in Christ? Would your significant other be the one encouraging you to go after your dreams? Would you be dreaming of new ideas and coming up with amazing plans for your life?

Many times in the moment its hard to answer those questions but we have to face reality, we have to trust that in DUE season everything that is meant for us will come to pass. We can't rush God and often times things don't move at the pace we want them to but we must remember that God does not operate in OUR time. Christ has everything you need lined up for you!

Just take a moment and just imagine all the wonderful things he has planned for you, and because of your obedience and patience he will reward you. I know for me personally having complete trust and faith in Christ can be hard when you want things to happen overnight. Oftentimes I wasn't mature enough to handle what I was asking for, I wasn't ready spiritually or emotionally and it took time for me to realize that. 
When I think of all the job interviews I went on and didn't get, the times plans fell through with friends and relationships ended without valid reasons. In every circumstance he was using those moments to prepare me for now. Although every lesson I learned then I may not be able to apply it to this season that I am in right now but I can apply it to something down the road.
Every bit of rejection, pain or heartache prepared you for this moment. God strategically lined everything up for you.
So no matter what comes your way know that, "It Is Well."

One Year... 💛 (Thank you Elevation)

Who knew that one invite could change my life?  I am so grateful for my friends they were persistent and determined to get me to visit their church. I had heard about Elevation years prior but never really had the desire to check them out.
May 24th I walked into Elevation Gaston and the first thing I saw were all these people smiling and they seemed excited about being there. There were lots of hugs and that took me by surprise I wasn't use to this type of greeting but I felt something shift on the inside. The atmosphere was set and my heart was ready to receive, I was desperate for a new encounter from God.
A year ago today I was packing up my life & a part of me was scared of the new season. I mean here I was walking into the very thing I asked God for & everything inside of me wanted to turn around and run away. 
I was confused,excited,lonely,happy & sad all at the same time. I was trying to push down my emotions & be strong but that Sunday I was reminded that it was okay. God reminded me that not only was I special but that this moment was worth celebrating. I stepped out on faith & truly trusted in God. 
From that day til now I have seen a change in my life. My relationship has grown so much & instead of crumbling under the pressure I stand strong. 
I am thankful for my church & the wonderful example of our saviors unconditional love for us.  

We serve together, we grow together & we love each other. 
Every promise was fulfilled that day!! 



Everybody Needs Somebody!

As we grow we go through stages & things start to change. From friends, to our outlook on life everything changes. Being an adult only brings about more changes and more transitions but one thing should remain constant. 
Your support system should always remain intact. 
No matter where you are in life you need somebody to hold your hand, to pray for you & to offer advice. Your support system is your lifeline in the darkest moments of your life. 

I am grateful for every person that has helped me mature into the woman I am today. Honestly without my support system I wouldn't be where I am today. Fear would've crippled me & life would've knocked me down but when you are surrounded by positive and loving people life has a way of becoming a learning process. 
As an adult you learn the importance of having a few good friends. You no longer have to second guess who to call in a crisis because you know no matter what time of the night or where you are someone will always pick up. 
One lesson I learned growing up is that your support system is not there to pacify your wrong but to push you towards greatness

During my teenage years I thought I had it all figured out, that was until my world came crashing down at my feet. It got to the point where I could only depend on my family & my mentors. I was angry & confused, I couldn't understand why everyone had left me to deal with my brokenness. That was until Jesus reminded me of the treasures he had placed in my life. My support system picked me up when I had nothing left to give & for that I will forever grateful.

Everybody Needs Somebody 💛  

Dear Momma,

I am thankful for every sacrifice that you made, when I look in the mirror I see parts of you and I wouldn’t trade these features for anything. I understood at an early age that you were my mother not my best friend, I could always depend on you to love me and you boy did you love me! 

Growing up there wasn’t a night were I didn’t stop and thank God for sending me you. I watched how you loved others so selflessly and you gave of yourself time after time. You showed me how to be a young lady and held my hand while I matured into a young woman.  I will never forget that night you sat in my room with me for hours while I cried because my middle school crush didn’t like me, I felt like something was wrong with me and with just a few words you lifted my spirit. I could always depend on you it didn’t matter the time of day or where I was if I called, you answered.

You sacrificed so much for us and for that I will forever be grateful, the older I got the more I realized how much you gave. I am beginning to understand that in order to put your children first you had to make sacrifices, you still fought for your dreams and you go confidently in the direction that makes you happy. The biggest lesson I have learned from you is the importance of walking in forgiveness and loving those who love you, you embody what unconditional love looks like. You cheered me on when I felt defeated and you encouraged me when I felt like giving up. 

Now as I look back on the twenty six years we have spent together I just want to say thank you. I understand the importance of having a healthy relationship with your mother. Thank you for not trying to be my best friend but for nurturing me and loving me just as I am.  Many times you held pieces of my broken heart and I know there were times when you just wanted to fix everything for me and I thank you for giving me the space and the time to piece myself back together.  I pray that one day my future children get to experience the love that you have given me. Momma, you mean the world to me and I finally get it!

Life is more than pleasing others but ensuring that you are happy. Because of you I carry a sense of security and confidence. I belong in this world not because I owe anyone anything but simply because God saw fit to give me a mother like you.

I pray every promise is fulfilled. 

“Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.”

‭‭Joshua‬ ‭21:45‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Thank you for being my mother first


To every woman that has made an impact on my life, I want to say thank you! To my lovely grandmothers thank you for praying for me! I am standing here because of the prayers you prayed so many years ago. Your love,advice & words of wisdom will never be forgotten. I love you both so much & I pray God blesses you beyond your wildest dreams.