Since the completion of my DTS in 2011, a lot has happened as I reflect back.
It was a huge deal for me to have the courage to leave Peepeekisis First Nation and travel to Steinbach, Manitoba.
At this time I never realized how much stepping outside of my comfort zone would have such a positive impact on my life.
Doing my DTS in Steinbach opened my eyes to a lot. I found new family, and myself.
I healed a lot during my journey in the 5 months. It wasn’t always easy, but with the strength that God gave me I made it through the trials.
DTS had sadly come to an end for that year. I hugged everyone who had and still has a huge impact in my life whether or not they see it.
I just spent 5 months coming from a place where it was okay to be me and pray and talk about God all the time, and now going home to a place where people don’t really have the same enthusiasm as me, was hard.
I was the outsider to the people I came home to. Along the way I did give up, I stopped praying and reading my bible, I guess you can say I tried to run away from everything I knew. I didn’t understand why things were happening, the way they did.
The biggest issue that has slowly brought me back to God has been when I was let go from my job. This tore my world and everything upside down. I was upset and angry, as I was taking care of 3 households.
It was here that my sister reminded me that God does things for a reason. At first I was like yeah whatever but then it clicked I wasn’t happy at work. It wasn’t a positive situation and I was really drained. It was then that I remembered “we do not fight flesh to flesh but spirit to spirit.” Sadly to say I was losing and God who always has my back came to my rescue and got me out of there.
Yes things aren’t easy, but surrounding yourself with people who care and a God who never leaves is uplifting.
It’s been 3yrs since I completed my DTS and it’s been an interesting journey.
All I can say to those who read this, is that when you hit that hard part in life when it’s easier to give up, please don’t because you are worth it, things will get better for God says it will.
“Do the birds worry about where their food comes from, No! so, why should we.”
God would never harm us in anyway, and that my friend is what keeps me going when times are rough. And I smile and say, try me.
So my success story isn’t over. This is just the beginning of my Love Story with My God. I do wish all of you the best and always know that someone loves you.