My mom began studying when I was about 7, but I was deaf, (lost my hearing around age 3 due to antibiotics) so communication was very limited for me) - the only truth I understood was PS 83:18. My father was an alcoholic, my mother in an orphanage since toddler , adopted later in life in an abusive foster home) so they did not know how to be 'parents`. I was removed from the home because of continued sexual abuse by a family member – not my mother or father - and for being an unruly child. I was placed in a very uncaring foster home, then later a juvenile home until I was almost 18. (had regained most of my hearing by age 13)
While in the juvenile home I was 'forced' to go to church (was told it was state law while in that facility) though I vehemently resisted going. One day the minister asked if anyone had any questions. I raised my hand and asked him why did he keep calling Jesus - God. Did not PS 83:18 say that God's name was Jehovah? Well funny thing happened. The next Sunday I was told I no longer had to go to church.
I got pregnant almost as soon as I was released from state custody, married an abusive young man. We studied with a couple from my mom's kingdom hall, quickly got baptized, but unfortunately the truth was not in our hearts. (we were both very troubled young people) I think what I really wanted at that time was a connection with my mom. I was soon disfellowship.
About 18 years later Jehovah so lovingly helped me to become reinstated. I can not express in words how thankful I am that Jehovah would accept me back. That was about 22 years ago. I am also thankful that even though our home life was very difficult, and communication with me very limited , my mother, with Jehovah's help, was able to inculcate in me a love for God's name.
My Hobbies & Interests
Reading, horse-back riding, painting.
My favorite books
The Bible. Also enjoy reading mysteries, especially women detectives.
My favorite music
I absolutely love the kingdom melodies! Also, like all kinds of music with the exception of rap and hard metal.
My favorite quotes
Life can be understood by looking back but it must be lived by looking ahead.