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  • Location: Apple Valley,
The desire of my heart is to live my best life NOW! I will be 53 years old in a few weeks and I have been thinking about what type of message I want to convey to the world. The thing that keeps coming to my mind and heart is that as long as I have breath in my lungs, I have purpose! Everyone's God-given purpose looks different, but the heart of it is the same. Help others. Love others. And by doing this, we will be loved and helped ourselves. Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "Plans to prosper you, and not to harm you. To give you a future and a hope." I've lived a lot of life already, but there is still more time to seek after God's purpose. My purpose is to be used by God to encourage others to find the joy and purpose in their lives. I've lived in times of grief and sorry, but still found purpose in that pain by helping others through their own grief and pain. Losing my husband to cancer and becoming a widow at age 39 was shocking, devastating, and life-changing. But soon, there were other widows that came into my life that needed help navigating their way. So we did it together! I came alongside many widows. We all needed to know that it was okay to LIVE again. Not just exist, but actually live and THRIVE in our new lives. I lived in a widow-focused world for five years, and then God shifted my heart and mindset and allowed me to live in a new season of "singleness", which prepared me to come alongside other singles and we were able to encourage each other while we waited on the Lord to bring the right someone into our lives. After living and accepting a life of widowhood, and then singleness, through my prayer and waiting - God faithfully brought my Mister to me. He also lost his spouse to cancer so we both understood the path taken that lead us to each other. We married in 2018, and this season of our lives is about living for God, making a difference in this world, and helping others to see that they have unrealized potential that is leading them to their TRUE PURPOSE. But the biggest lesson that my husband and I can teach others is not to take time for granted! Life is short. Tomorrow is promised to no one. Reconcile with those from whom you are estranged. Say your "I'm sorries" and "I forgive yous", take that trip you've always dreamed of, treasure the gift of time, and then step out in boldness and take on that one thing that is making you hesitate to live. YOU were made for a purpose. Own it. And then pass this message on to others. God bless you.