I’m blossoming in God’s garden
Two and a half years ago, I was homeless, 8 months pregnant, and living in a garden-tool shed in the San Fernando valley with my boyfriend. I was terrified that authorities would take my son from me when he was born, so I desperately called around everywhere for someplace I could go for help.
I had already given my life to Christ in January 2021, so when Hope Gardens told me I could join their three year, Christian-based program, I was filled with joy and relief. I knew my journey, however, would not be easy. I had a lot of trauma to overcome.
First, my father left the family when I was 6. I thought I was daddy’s little girl, but suddenly my hero and protector was gone. I felt so vulnerable.