Kimberly's Story: Faith Over Fear
My name is Kimberly. I am 48 years old mother of three children, one son and two daughters. I married my high-school sweetheart, was married 12 years and about six years into our marriage, my husband turned to drugs and alcohol. Becoming mentally, emotionally and physically abusive, so extreme he put an AK 47 to my face in front of our daughter.
After my divorce, I dated men that all seemed to be toxic, manipulative and abusive, at one point in a toxic relationship I was raped In a hotel room, I was apparently drugged because the details are still very vivid in my mind. I never reported it as this is something I felt ashamed of for many years.
So I am a single, independent woman living on my own for the last 15 years.
During these years of finding myself, I have endured my grown son being caught on fire, my grown daughter being strangled my a four time convicted cocaine dealer and my youngest daughter being raped by a co-worker at the age of 18.
During these years I have also raised my granddaughter for eight years and now raising my nephew who is ten years old because his mother passed away last Christmas to stage 4 cervical cancer.
Through all of this I have found strength in my relationship with God, without him I’m not sure where I would be today.
I have no relationship with my mother as she physically abused both of my siblings sexually and physically. I was legally adopted by my stepfather, because my biological father was presumed dead by the military, when in fact he was a POW and was later rescued by the Rocky Mountain rangers.
I now have an amazing relationship with my biological father, who lives in Arizona. My adopted father has basically wrote me off because of my relationship with my biological father.
Ladies I’ve done it all experienced it all and now I am proud to say that I am a Beautiful Disaster because of all these life altering events that have happened to me. I overcame them, I defeated the Devils scheme to Destroy my Life, as well as my family’s. I am living life and doing the best with the resources I have, but I won’t lie, It’s been rough these last couple of years becoming a full time mom again, and not enough family support to help me financially and emotionally.
But when God calls me home I know he will have a crown of Gold waiting to place on my head for enduring and defeating the devil.
So that in itself is reward enough for me.
My favorite BD item is my red tie dye hoodie I absolutely LOVE IT!
I hope that my story evolves and helps another BD friend.