I am, Irene, a follower of my Lord and Savior. I am a survivor of spousal abuse. God hovered over me through my grieving and depression as my marriage of 49 years ended. Christian women surrounded me with hope and love. With the death of my dream of living happily ever after, God has given me hope for life ever lasting. It is now that I witness to other women and share my hope and joy of my new dream. God is a God of new beginnings. It is the power of telling your story that God can begin healing your brokeness. My cross is my daily reminder to share my story with others in gratitude for what God has done in my life.