Before I came to Titus 2 my life was a disaster, unstable and spinning out of control. I was there only a couple of months and the light began to shine instead of darkness for the first time in a long time. I got right with God first. Then I released my anger and let my past go. Legal issues had to be resolved. I had been waiting for a divorce for a long time. It finally came through and my maiden name was restored. I was worried about getting a driver’s license again, as I had been the victim of identity theft with a case still pending. I had been told it would cost $150 due to those legal issues, but God was good and in the end it was only $32. I began to be more engaged in listening to and talking to God and the people he had brought into my life. Little by little I was becoming myself again after years of abuse from family and others.
I began working at a church with children, a job similar to one I’d had before. After being the victim of identity theft and having so much taken from me, working again was a relief. I began working on getting my state employee identification status restored. It took time and documentation and letters from the staff at Titus 2 but those things were eventually accomplished. It was a happy day for me. I felt like I had become “someone” again instead of simply being lost in the system, as they say.
I had several additional goals to achieve. I had been raised on Tyndall AFB but had lost my clearance to get on base. It took three months and lots of paperwork again, but eventually that, too, was approved. As I completed the program I was able to get a car to assure transportation to and from work, church, and elsewhere. The staff at Titus 2 found me a safe and comfortable place to live, renting from a lady in our church while I continue to save and get financially restored. I have committed my life again to the Lord and joined the church where I have been attending for 8 months, as well as working part time there and full time with the Bay County District Schools.
Titus 2 has been a blessing to me and I am very thankful for the for the opportunity I was given to get stable and back on my feet, to prove to myself and others that I can be independent again. But the most important thing I accomplished in that time was a renewed relationship with God!