Six years ago I was in jail

Yes I’ve been to jail and no it was not the first time but it was the last time. Six years ago I was out of control and I wanted to live my life the way I wanted to. I was 7 months pregnant with my daughter and sleeping on the floor of a jail cell. My heart was still healing from the lost of my first child and here I was having another one. Apart of me wanted to have another child so bad to full my emptiness but mentally I wasn’t ready. “But that’s another story”

I can honestly say that I am blessed, To be able to look back and see how far God has brought me, he allowed me to literally wake up and change my ways. Today I am Joyful, Today I am Grateful. I know what it’s like to feel as if things will never get better or to feel like you are drowning. I’ve changed so much, I’m a Mom now and it’s one of the most important position I have ever had. My past is my past and it doesn’t define me, everyone has a story. I choose to embrace my past and the lessons I learned from and pray it inspires other.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

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4 thoughts on “Six years ago I was in jail

  1. Wow Shanae, I’m really touched by your story, and the strength and tenacity you have to break free from letting your past identify you, and being the woman you are in your heart is truly a testament to your spirit!

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