I wanted to thank ‘ Liz’s Legacy Foundation and Providence Counseling center.
I have four children, one son who is 27 and married, one son who is 18 and just graduated from high school and two daughters, ages 6 and 10.
I’ve been married for almost 20 years and sadly my husband has battled with alcoholism, as well as a mental health disorder for some time. Unfortunately, over the last 6 years or so, his illness and addiction has resulted in verbal and physical abuse against me that has been witnessed by my children. I’ve had to have him arrested multiple times and he’s only made feeble attempts at sobriety and counseling.
The situation has taken a heavy toll on mine and my children’s mental health and wellbeing. I am currently trying to separate from my husband and sell our home so that I can get an apartment for myself and my children and start the process of divorce. When I explained the situation to Tammie at Providence Counseling, she had me come in and set me up a counselor Andrew and the girls vwere set up with another counselor, Josh. We have been going for counseling about every other week now for a few months and I really believe that it is helping the girls to process through their feelings and emotions concerning their father and the situation. For me, these counselors have been a lifesaver during a time filled with uncertainty, fear, anger and grief. Andrew has been an immense help in working with me to process my heartache and devastation over the loss of my marriage and the dissolution of our family. Josh has been so amazing with the girls and has such a great way of interacting with them and they feel totally comfortable sharing anything with him.
If it weren’t for your generosity with the scholarship that allows my girls to get counseling, I would feel totally helpless and hopeless. I’m not yet seeing light at the end of the tunnel, but I am having more peace that I’m going to get there eventually.
As a believer, I struggle with why God allows certain things to happen, or why He doesn’t heal certain things or fix certain situations, but ultimately, I come back to, because He’s God and I’m not and I have no choice but to trust in His sovereign plan for my life and my children’s lives.
I cannot express how grateful I am to both of you for this gift and just wanted you to know that you are making a great impact in my life and the lives of my children through this scholarship.
I think of Liz often and can only imagine how awesome she would think this is.
Hugs to you both, we will forever be thankful to God for you!