A day that changed my life forever happened almost 4 years ago. As a result of being ACCUSED of a crime by a person I never saw/knew a day in my life, I spent nearly a year fighting for my life and my freedom. A fight that cost me nearly 20k.

I also had to deal with completely losing a person who I was in love with and come to terms once and for all, that that person really didn’t love me as I watched them walk away during the most difficult time in my life.

I suffered depression and went from 180 pounds to an unhealthy 240 pounds, the most I’ve ever weighed in my life.

As I sat in confinement, alone, many friends and people I expected to be there, didn’t come around to see me,call me or show the support I had shown to them when they went through storms in their lives.

There were many days I worked and did my best to keep a smile on my face when I was silently crying /dying on the inside.

There were family functions and events I missed because I wasn’t allowed to do anything but work and come back to my residence and not leave until I had to work again.

People told me, I wouldn’t beat the charges and I was going to be eaten alive by the system.

Well I refused to be defeated and I knew God had my back. Through faith,courage,prayer,self encouragement and the love,encouragement,prayers and support of my MOTHER ,some family and a few true friends and GOD on my side, this day 3 years ago, my case was dismissed and the road to recovery and getting my life back on track began. I fought the depression,hurt,anger and effects of dealing with all this long after the case was dismissed.

I am NOT a victim. I am a conqueror through Christ who strengthens me. I overcame everything that had a hold on me or that tried to/could’ve destroyed me. I am a stronger,wiser and better person because of my journey. I learned a lot about myself, life and people.

I encourage anyone who reads this to be strong, have faith,believe in yourself,know you are worthy,don’t give up or allow yourself to be defeated, treat others with love and respect,know you can overcome and always keep GOD on your side.

You truly, never know what a person is going through.

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