“Life can be full of unexpected twists and turns, and sometimes we are faced with challenges that seem impossible to overcome. However, it is during these times that our faith and belief can be tested beyond measure. I want to share my story of how I faced not one but two major blows in my life and how I stood up in faith to overcome them.”
A Supermom and Law Enforcement Professional:
In 1997, I began an amazing 20-year career span as a law enforcement professional. Besides my career, I was a “Supermom” who was divorced with three amazing gifts from God, a daughter and two sons. To them, I was a superhero who walked around with a large “S” on my chest. Despite my career, I was a mom first involved in every aspect of their lives as a track & field sprint coach, protector, supporter, provider, and all other aspects of parenting. I also competed as a sprinter in the Police and Fire Olympics. Things were good. In 2007, I decided to marry a wonderful man, and everything was great!
The First Blow: My Son’s Accident
Then, the unthinkable happened. In March 2011, my oldest son was in a horrible accident. He was hit by a large party bus in Hollywood, CA. He sustained multiple severe injuries and was in critical condition. My son’s injuries were so severe that he was put in the Burn Intensive Care Unit of the hospital for 10 months and had 39 surgeries. The doctors said he would never walk again. At the time of his accident, it felt like a non-stop storm that no one in my family was prepared for. I stopped work to take care of my son.
Faith in God: The Anchor
My Faith in God and belief was tested beyond measures. I chose to believe in the Word of God which is the Breath of Life. However, my marriage fell apart, and the following year we divorced. In the bible, the scripture Palms 46:1AMP read: “God is our refuge and strength (mighty and impenetrable)”, a very present and well-proved help in trouble. The Word of God kept me afloat above what felt like hurricane flood waters uprooted my life. I chose to put my complete Faith and Trust in His Word, and I felt the Hand of God was on my son and my life.
The Second Blow: My Cancer Diagnosis
Eight months later, I went back to work with a plan to get my life back. Within 7 months in May 2012, I was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. The thought was, “you have got to be kidding!” It felt as though my world had crumbled a third time. However, the decision to stand up in faith, fight, and the spirit of courage came full force. To stand up in faith requires you to be vulnerable to provide self-care for healing, peel the onion layers in your life, and take that “S” off your chest. The bible states, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen”. It requires to be positive, be at peace, and have a heart of gratitude in the STILLNESS for Healing and in the Presence of God leads to the victory in Christ Jesus.
Faith to Victory: The Motto
This is what you can learn. In some point and time in life you may discover or face difficult circumstances that seem impossible or unbearable to overcome. But, know that God is the Provider! He is Limitless. He is a Power Force, Peace and Healer. He is Greater and Above all unbearable circumstances and situations. Faith and Trust in God is an individual choice. Faith is an action word that requires proactive work. My son was healed, and his walk restored. Healing starts with a proactive belief that you are healed in your spirit, mind, and body.
The faith to the victory motto is: Be Do Have: “Be what you believe, do what you believe, and you will have what you believe.” With faith, victory is possible.