But For The Grace of God: Stacey's Testimony
Being adopted, I always had to wonder, who am I really and Where do I really belong.
Although my adopted parents are wonderful people, they did not know how to cope with a child who had such questions, feelings, insecurities, abandonment issues. So eventually they sent me back to the same foster care system they found me in. I was 15 when I was sent back, and the Lord knew that only intensified all of those feelings.
One day, I was granted permission to go on an outing and met this slick talking fine young man that told me everything I wanted to hear. And that was the beginning of my life as a prostitute.
Years of Physical, mental and sexual abuse. I always heard the voice saying to me, Stacey, I have so much more planned for you, this is not where you are supposed to be.
Eventually I listened.
I got off the streets, put myself back into school and since then have lived as righteously as I know.
I still have my share of struggles, health problems, skeletons in the closet I am now ready to face at age 40. And it is by the Grace of God that I am at this computer being able to write my words.
Too many times I came close to death, or mental breakdowns, and each time, God carried me through. It is because of His Grace that I am here. Praise God!