My life before Mercy was dark and lonely. I struggled with anorexia, bulimia and depression and my life revolved around thoughts of food. I spent most of my time sleeping and I isolated myself from others. I felt like I had failed at everything and was destined for a sad, horrible life that wasn’t worth living so I started thinking about suicide. I felt abandoned by God and I hated myself. I wanted something more for myself but I didn’t see any way that was possible. My sister told me about Mercy and I thought maybe they could help me.
Over the past six months, God has transformed me and my whole outlook on life has changed! I now know who I am in Christ and that I am accepted, valued, worthy and beautiful. I know that God has plans and purposes for my life and it is my desire to pursue Him and impact others with the love of God.
After graduation, I am excited to go home and excited about life – finally! I am planning to go back to school and either get a degree in education or do event planning. Most of all, I am so excited to pursue my relationship with God and I would love to one day have a loving husband and lots of kids!