“Young lady, everyone has hard times, these just happen to be yours!” I can still hear these words of my father ring in my ears at what was the lowest point in time of my personal life. My husband of 14 years had just left me and our two children for his secretary, I was currently unemployed, the ceiling had fallen in onto our living room after a violent thunder storm and it was six days before my mortgage payment was due. My circumstances were grim, and when I asked my father for financial help this had been his response.
I would like to begin by thanking the Alaska Star for providing this venue, for the different ministries in Eagle River, to share with the community about the opportunities which exist in the churches located in Eagle River. Thank you so much.
The life I lived was the normal life. All the expected requirements: A college degree, career, married with two children, a dog, a cat, two cars and a mortgage. We were busy with family, work and church. My husband and I were smart, successful and attractive with many social obligations and parties to attend. This was it, ‘Happily Ever After.’ At least that was what we hoped others thought about our life. The truth was something else.