On Saturday, October 4, 2014, my then husband told me that marriage wasn’t what he expected it to be. He told me he wanted out. I remember feeling a rush of every negative emotion possible in a matter of seconds. I was devastated and disappointed. That feeling lasted way after he actually left, which was a couple of months after. It took a long time to work through those emotions and to forgive… myself and him.
Fast forward a little. It seemed like one bad thing was happening right after another. Separation, single parenthood, being laid off from my job, financial struggles, depression. When I was in the midst of that very dark season, it was impossible for me to understand how any of this could “work together for the good” as we, as believers, are instructed to believe. Once I accepted what had happened, sought godly counsel, and began spending a whole lot of time with my Creator, I was finally able to transition and begin the healing process.
Healing takes time. That period of time varies by person, but one thing is true. If you want to move forward, you MUST allow yourself to heal PROPERLY. And I am thankful that I’ve been able to do that. One reason why I’m so excited about the release of this new music is because it symbolizes a new “chapter” in my life. After experiencing my “Chapter Five”, I spent time reflecting. It was during that time that I received revelation. Those revelations, prayers, thoughts, declarations, and so forth, are the words that are recorded in my heap of journals... and are now on this record. Now that those lyrics are about to be released into the atmosphere, my prayer is that my story is an example of the restoration power of God and that it serves as a beacon of hope to someone who feels like their current “chapter” is too hard to bear. Know this, love: (1) You’re not alone and (2) your story doesn't end on this current chapter.
More to come on November 29th....