When the Road Got Hard, this Dove Center Resident Never Looked BackMary Lee, | 0 Comments
I came from a dysfunctional family with no balance and little faith in God. I was lost for a long time. I started using drugs and it became my life. I wanted out but I didn’t know the way out. I was in three abusive relationships, one at 16, one at 18 and the last one at 27. I was trying to fill a void like when my father left me.
I got involved with the wrong men. They try to tear me down. They were very controlling. I wanted out but had nowhere to go. I prayed to God that if he would find me and my kids a way out I would do whatever was necessary. The next day I called the Dove Center at the Macon Rescue Mission with tears in my eyes and loneliness in my heart and nowhere to go. I called and talked to a lady named Ms. Vernice and she asked me what was wrong. I told her and she said that there was a lady that was coming that same day but it wouldn’t hurt to try. So I called and talk to a lady name Ms. Renee and she told me to be there at two o’clock and I did and that was when the miracle happened.
At first it was hard following the rules because I never had to follow any. But as the weeks passed I humbled myself and I asked God to come into my heart and save me. My faith was not that strong before, but something in this place moved my spirit. I know it had to be done. I’m so grateful for this place. It’s been a safe place for me and my kids. I really was truly blessed to be able to enter into these doors. As I continue to grow I will always remember this place and where it led me in my future.
My own thought of this place is that every woman who enters into these doors may be truly blessed by the spirit of God.
Sometime the road get hard, but just keep going forward
Sometime the road get hard but never look back
And when you think about looking back, think about your children
And they will put you back on track.
This is the turning point for us and I really want to be one of the winners.
There is nothing more for me to add. This is what it is all about. May you be blessed by reading what God is accomplishing in the lives he is touching here at the Dove Center. Julie
Julie Adair | Director
Renee Barreth | Director of Women & Children Services
Vernice Chappell | Evening Supervisor
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