There were sooooo many #dicks#graffiti painted on the walls at the #shoot#location today. We laugh and giggle but the reality is that this is life for some ppl. There are ppl who get high, shoot up, sell, turn tricks and so on here. There are ppl who obviously sleep here. It’s 30-45 out today and we saw ppl coming and going. I was a homeless teen once. #Grouphomes in #NewYork#bcw#sucked and #fostercare was not much better. Being a #survivor of your fathers vicious beatings #childabuse seemed like it was the worst my life could get, but it wasn’t. I stayed at #abbotthouse#edwingouldacademy#quincystreet and #eastelmhurst. It seemed like they were always moving me and not to a better place. I am thankful that I never had to hook or anything like that and was never the victim of rape on the streets but so many of my friends were. It’s the scary truth. Yes, I was 12-14 living on and off the streets when I could get away from state care. From #bedstuybrooklyn to #upstateNY I was a look out and helped pack drugs for extra money. That was my life when I wasn’t #boosting. I know #ivecomealongway from the little #hoodrat I was. It’s scary to think as a mom that kids that age are out there. Let me stress I HAD IT EASY compared to some of my friends. It hurts to think about those things. Being on a shoot location like this is real to me. I’m 25 years off of the streets now. Think about that. Idk it just made me reflect today.
#FBF It’s been over a decade within the Nursing field! I started off being a normal caregiver at an assisted living facility. Thinking I was just gonna be strolling senior citizens around and help with lite duties. But as soon as they said “your hired!” I was placed to work on the Alzheimer’s unit😩😩. When engaging with these patients they hit, spat, kicked and had so many behaviors it was terrifying and overwhelming. But it was something about how when the patient wasn’t having behaviors and was calm, telling their life story about family, adventures or careers overcome by empathy it just made me stay. So I had to think outside of the box and learn how to regulate these behaviors and to redirect them in a safe manner. Before you knew it we were family! My heart desired more out of Nursing, therefore I went back to school to become a CNA, CCA, further down the line I asked God to lead me to grow further, additionally with my Faith within Gods promises, I was blessed to become a Counselor to work with children, and teenagers who had special needs at a community of group homes. Furthermore I obtained becoming a DSP! God truly showed me how All things come together for the good. I’ve also met so many incredible, kind hearted people, my former Bosses & co-workers! Supporting one another during therapeutic treatment sessions, med administration or patient care. Appreciating this remarkable occurrence along with my patients, clients or residents depending on the setting😊 it was definitely a God send! This experience allowed me to have gratitude within healthcare.This is apart of the ministry God has placed before me! to be a vessel to continue to help the sick the ill in various ways. God has directed me to serve Him & the community so forth I will continuously adhere to the calling of God... Nursing them back to health! Nursing them Back to Him🙏🙏🙏 #FBF#nursing#healthcare#disabilities#abilities#ministry#gospel#callings#seniorcitizens#patientcare#orderly#people#youth#culture#diversity#aging#happyaging#healthyliving#togetherness#nursingfacilities#nurses#cna#pca#helpingothers#grouphomes#care#compassion#empathy#thevictorylighthouse
It seemed at times impossible that this day would actually come. For years I’ve dreamed about working with group homes for women and teenage girls. I’ve spent the last few months in meetings, studying, praying, and prepping for what my heart has felt called to do for these women and young girls. I recently located to Nebraska where I believed there was a desperate need for this message and God’s love. I’m beyond humbled by all the doors the Lord has opened and by the unconditional support and prayers of family and friends. Tomorrow will be my very first program and I would be so grateful for your prayers... for these women and myself. I’m looking forward to building a community with these women and seeing all that the Lord has in store for us💜 #musicministry#nebraska#kansas#herministry#grouphomes