Five years ago today I visited my ex-husbands grave for the first time. .
He was the one who gave me my first drug.
The one I supported when I started my 13 year career of stripping.
The one I escaped from when I fled the country to go to Mexico where I stayed for 8 years. .
That relationship sparked a horrific time in my life. It led to addiction (alcohol and cocaine), multiple assaults, and a million bad choices.
And I forgave him. .
All of those things made me who I am today. Strong, resilient, able to overcome anything and it led me to Jesus. .
Because of the cross I have been forgiven much so I can forgive much. .
Friends – forgive, move forward and hope for tomorrow. Hope is just around the corner. Do not give up. Forgiveness is possible, redemption is real.