Good Afternoon to all my readers! I pray everyone is doing as well as could be. I would like to take some time and tell you guys a little bit about my purpose. So bare with me, as I explain why I do what I do.
The little guy here in the picture means everything to me, but let me start at the beginning. I have lived a life that hasn’t been the best. I am 38 years old now, but from the time I was 16 until 37 I had a horrible addiction. I couldn’t stop using drugs! I made bad choices, leaving me a felony record, a beaten ex-wife, and no trust from the ones I loved the most. I just knew that the damage I had done to my body was why I was never able to have children. On November 11, 2017 I met my husband, and we haven’t spent a day apart since that day (minus some legalities, which I’ll get to). Together we used drugs, fought with each other and committed crimes together. Well almost a year after we had gotten together we got busted for above mentioned crimes. Four days later we were released into our local drug court program, which I just knew we were going to fail.
So from mid November until mid December we both continued using trying to beat the system. We failed. On December 15, 2017 we both got locked back up. The next morning in our county jail I requested a pregnancy test. Even though I knew for sure I wasn’t able to get pregnant my husband thought I was, so I tested just to prove to him he was wrong! December 16, 2017 is a day I will always hold dear to my heart, despite being incarcerated on that day. I was told I was pregnant.
Now let me back up a little and tell you what I did when I first got on drug court. I prayed. Yes I prayed asking God to please help me get through the program. Yes I only prayed to get through the year sober. God answered more than one prayer for me that day. I had always wanted a child but honestly thought it would never happen. Both of my brothers each had four or five kids, so I thought the worst. Sitting in my jail cell over joyous, yeah that sound like an oxymoron. I was finally pregnant. I knew from that moment on that drugs were no longer going to rule my world. Two days after I found out I was released from jail, while my man remained locked up. For the next 4 months I lived in a rehab. I learned so much! My husband was also in a rehab on the opposite side of the state. He was also extremely happy that we were pregnant! This would be his first child too.
Fast-forward to present day. My husband and I have both been sober 16 months now, Praise God!! We have a beautiful health baby boy! Life is grand. I am lucky enough to have my husband provide financially so that I can stay home and raise this little munchkin. About a month ago I decided I wanted to be an influencer. I also decided to try and grow my social media and create a blog. I don’t have tens of thousands of followers, and my blog is fairly new. Besides taking care of my son I wanted something at home to keep me busy. Friends are a rare commodity now that I am sober.
Each day I am trying to learn more about blogging and being successful on social media. So here’s my question to my readers: What can I do differently? What do people want to see more of? If you are a blogger, give me some tips please.
In conclusion I’m going to end this here. Now that I’ve shared a little about myself and my journey that has brought me here. Do me a favor and if you like this post give me a comment or even a like. Thank you all and have a blessed day!!
One Blessed Momma