July 2006 was the day my family’s lives were turned upside down. On my way out the door heading for church I told my son, "God said to tell you if it takes you going to jail to get your life together so be it". I did not know that same day my son would be arrested and charged with attempted murder.
After my 19 year old son was arrested and sentenced, I went into a cycle of depression and despair. I had to make a choice between living and dying. Suicide was a strong thought. It would have been a short simple solution to end my despair. Loving and needing to be in the lives of my other two children prevented me from being weak and choosing the option of suicide. Before I could continue living a productive life, a healing process would be necessary. The concept of Let the Healing Begin was birthed.