This was pretty hard for me since I can still remember some of what I had to go through but, at the same time, I felt a renewal of strength and appreciation for God's unconditional love. The butterflies I used were to signify the change and transformation that took place in my life when I was brought out of darkness and into His marvelous light. I literally felt like a new creature, old things passed away and all thing
s became new...Thanks for looking! God Bless!
I was born into this world not knowing that I would face so many hardships and challenges especially at such a young age. Everything in my life seemed to be perfect up until my mother passed away when I was 11 years old. It left me feeling so abandoned, afraid, angry, and alone.
Even though I was raised in a Christian home and was taught about Jesus in Church, my whole world felt like it
fell apart after losing someone so dear to me. In fact, everything in my life after that went downhill. We lost
our home, I moved from place to place, I lost interest in
school and almost didnít graduate, I was involved in abusive relationships, and pretty much became suicidal and didnít care too much if I lived the next day. I felt
like I had nobody. For 14 years, I grew apart from God. Actually, I was always running away from Him despite all
the divine encounters I had with friends, coworkers, and
even strangers who I believe God placed in my life to help me find my way back to Him. Even though I knew He was the only One who could fill this void in my heart, I still kept
going my way and finding myself stuck in the same situation over and over again. It wasnít until I hit rock bottom that I finally surrendered my life to Jesus. I recall saying to Him
ďIf youíre real, then change my life.Ē And He did. I was never the same again. I had such a hunger for God that all I wanted was to be free from all the things that were keeping
me from enjoying the life that God had intended for me. It
amazes me to this day, that no matter how lost I was, no matter how broken I was,no matter how blinded I was,He still
forgave me. Even more, He restored all that was lost in the past and gave me the gift of a new life,and what Iíve always dreamed of, a new family in Christ Jesus...
BG Paper (recolored) from "Reverie", ribbon from "Creating Beauty", all from Weeds&Wildflowers @ ScrapArtist.
Circle String by Gina Huff & Doodle Border Overlay (recolored & modified) by Gina Miller from "Stand Up" collaboration kit.
Frames from "Fabulous Frames" freebie by I Made This Today
Doodled Heart freebie by Lisa Whitney from Scrap Artist.
Butterfly from "August Grab Bag" from LIttle Dreamer Designs (modified using blend modes)
Staples from "Bare Essentials" by Gina Cabrera @ DDE.
Butterfly Embellies original designs by me.
Fonts: Susie's Hand, SmallTypewriter