14 inches by 11 inches
Printed on quality heavy weight acid-free matte paper.
Signed and dated by artist Nicole Troup for authenticity. Matte and frame not included.
Please allow up to 10 days for shipping and handling. Shipped in a tube package.
“HEROES FROM OUR TOWN” Project: Gabrielle’s Story
One word to describe my life over the last 12 years would be darkness. I was 14 when I first became intimate with someone. I grew up thinking that in order to feel loved I needed to be with a guy. When I was 18, I got an abortion for all the wrong reasons. From 18 until 26 I struggled with drugs. It numbed the pain and the hurt from everything. I felt unloved, unworthy, and forsaken by God. I tried committing suicide multiple times. I would cut myself to feel in control of my own pain. I was sexually assaulted numerous times and never said a word to anyone because I thought it was what I deserved. The only answer I can come up with for how I overcame this darkness is HOPE.
I was invited to Lifehouse church in Hagerstown for a Christmas program 4 years ago on Christmas Eve and I accepted Jesus into my life. The seed of light had been planted. I still continued to shoot up heroine for sometime after that but eventually, my journey to recovery had started. Jesus had dug himself into the deepest darkest depths of my soul and just breathed His light of life and love in me.
After being sober for 3 years I was invited to a Mother’s Day event at Lifehouse again. God led me back home. I now know that no physical person can give me the love and acceptance I seek. Only God. He is the love of my life. While I thought He was punishing me, He was fighting for me. Always. God has blessed me with being courageous enough to share my story of His unfailing love with others to bring that one lost sheep back home.
And to all the women in the world, I want you to remember something- “You are a child of God. You are the daughter of the king above all kings. You must see yourself as a princess in the throne of God. You must see yourself with value and respect, and your love and purity as a rose to be treasured and cherished.” – Lead Pastor Patrick Grach, Lifehouse Church
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