I am Catholic Convert who was raised between cultural Catholics and Baptists. After a life of acting out due to being sexually abused as a child, having children (starting at the age of 16), a late miscarriage, a divorce, being a single mother, a drunk, and all around hot mess, I walked into St. William Catholic Church and began RCIA with Noe Rocha. I went there looking for a way to get my live-in boyfriend to marry me, but what I found was Jesus waiting for me. In the Spring of 2010 I went to Rome where I encountered Christ in a real and powerful way
My boyfriend, Stacey, did propose and we were married October 7th, 2010, Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. I have 4 children and 3 step-sons. My children came into the Church with me on Easter vigil 2010 and my step-sons came into the Church in May 2011.
On March 8th, 2017, my oldest son Anthony took his own life by hanging himself in our family garage. I am sure that the only reason I am still able to function at all is because of my Catholic faith and the prayers of everyone.
This blog is a view into my life. I try to be as authentic as possible, which means that it’s not always pretty or comfortable.