My name is Tiffany and to be honest I never imagined myself becoming a single mom, but it happened. I and my daughter’s dad were in a short term relationship and after we had broken up I found out I was pregnant. The day that I found out I was pregnant I cried, but it wasn’t tears of joy it was tears of sadness. Here I was a teenager pregnant and unmarried and neither was I in a relationship with her dad. Early on I thought about getting an abortion because I thought my life was over as a few people so kindly told me(sarcasm). Not only did I myself want to get an abortion, but her dad did and so did my mom.As much as I thought about it and wanted to, I just couldn’t do it. The whole pregnancy I did it alone without any help from him until about a month before I gave birth.
For the sake of our daughter he wanted to try to make it work and it did…for awhile. When our daughter turned six months old we had broken up again and that would be the last time we would be together again. It was during that time I felt the lowest that I have ever felt in my entire life. I felt like a failure, like I messed up my daughter’s life, that I would be alone and no one would want me. As painful as this time was it would be the beginning of a new journey. I felt I had no one to turn to but Christ.
I had known about him, but I had not known him for myself before. I dug so deep and held on so tight to him. During that time began the process of the breaking so that I could be built up again, but not by my standards or the world’s standards, but by him and who he has created and called me to be. My identity, self-worth and so many other things were restored as I finally began to understand the very things I had always been aware of. Fast forward to five years later where my true relationship with Christ began I am here. Now, don’t get me wrong I still struggle in some areas, but with Christ and because of him I have overcome and will continue to overcome.
I have since then discovered my purpose and continue to walk in it daily and I am presently in school to gain more knowledge in the area that I will be working. Along with that Christ has led me to start a group that has now become a Non-Profit Organization called WhenChildrenSpeak. Sometimes we don’t understand why things happen and truthfully we don’t need to, all we have to do is believe and trust Christ, he hasn’t failed me and he won’t fail you either.