Who Am I
Have you ever felt lost, hopeless, depressed, angry, or grief stricken? Do you know that you can be paralyzed by your emotions?
Our emotions are what drive us in one direction or another. They affect our state of mind. In 1998, my life changed I felt as if I were living life standing still. Everything and everyone around me was moving, but I was emotionally paralyzed. I questioned “who am I?” Life as I had known it for 22 years was no more, I felt abandoned. I even felt abandoned by God. For several years, I grappled for understanding and acceptance of “my new life questioning who am I.” In 2001, my restoration began. I began my career in social services as a caseworker. As I began to learn and grow in the profession, I recognized my emotional paralysis. I realized I was unable to help others if I was not physically and emotionally whole. An epiphany came when I recognized I was allowing people, situations, and circumstances to have an undeserving amount of power and control in my life. One may ask how so? When we hold on to emotions like: anger, fear, loneliness, and defeat we unconsciously relinquish emotional control of our lives, effecting our thoughts and behaviors.
Through the restoration process I grew spiritually, personally, and professionally. Learning that people situations and circumstances only maintain control if allowed. I found peace, acceptance, and understanding of my life and who I am through Christ. Who am I? I am a Christian author, clinical therapist, wife, and mother from a small rural community in South Mississippi. More importantly, I am a woman on a mission striving to live beyond my personal journey to help and uplift others as commanded in the word of God. “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).