Find Hope

Mom was very angry, very malicious.

Oscar

“You’re going to end up like your father, a bum on the street, a loser, an alcoholic.” As a kid, growing up hearing those things hurt me. I thought, “Man, after everything I do for you, this is how you love me.”

Methhead who wanted to die, but my boyfriend’s Mom wouldn’t let me.

Nicole

I remember begging her; “Just let me die. Just let me die. I mean, just leave me alone and let me die.” Praise God! She told me; “I can’t do that.”

Forgave Mom, even after sexual abuse.

Mary F

When a child grows up thinking abuse is what love from a parent looks like, you don’t know it’s so horrifically wrong until someone else tells you.

I was intoxicated at the wheel and my son died.

Marla

It was eleven o'clock in the morning, and my blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit for the State of Tennessee. My ten-year-old daughter was in the front with me, and she escaped serious physical injury, but her emotio...

Mother of five. Meth cook.

Kimberly

All of my life my family has been drug addicts, prostitutes, and different things. I didn't grow up in a very good household.

Curled up in my closet to escape, but found purpose instead.

Kay

"The place that was a dark place to start with became my refuge."

Met my "Dad" at 13, but God became my real Dad.

Johnny C.

"But God had to teach me that none of that matters, that He was going to be my Father and that He was going to teach me and help me."

Mom knew the "fatal" wreck on the radio was me.

Johnathan Bond

"I am so thankful that I was raised in a household that believed in the power of prayer and that believed in the power of Jesus Christ."

No one used to trust me with their dog. Now I teach 6th graders.

Joel

I used to break into cars quite a bit. Steal radios, speakers, walk out of Lowes with baskets full of chain saws, carts full of chain saws, just crazy things because I could get dope for them. I had to have my dope to keep go...

Drugs were more important than my daughter until I admitted I needed help.

Jessica

"I am so happy that I can be the mother that my daughter deserves."