Evie's Journey

I came to Heartisans as a woman in early sobriety with fears about my past and anxiety about my future. I wasn’t sure where I wanted to go in life, I just knew I wanted to do my best to take care of my children and be the mom that God knew I could be.

My self-confidence was almost nonexistent and I was new in my walk with the Lord, confused about the path He had in store for me and always second guessing myself.

Through Graciously Broken Ministries and the Heartisans program, I’ve been able to see myself grow in Christ and truly believe that I deserve better than to be the broken woman that I was. I am now enrolled in the HVAC/R program at Kilgore College, working to expunge my record, getting my driver’s license reinstated, and paying off debt.

I no longer have to settle for letting my past define me. The volunteers and staff at Heartisans have given me resources to help me thrive, opportunities to enhance my education and employability and, most of all, love...even when I didn’t love myself.

The desperate alcoholic with a troubled background and failed marriage no longer exists. I am Evie; proud mother, eager student, grateful survivor, and blessed child of God.