I originally came to Heartisans seeking to serve as a volunteer. I was anticipating the upcoming month when my children would be leaving me to spend time with their father for his period of summer possession, and I knew I would be in need of something to occupy my time (and mind) during their absence from me. Through a women's small group bible study with my church, God had previously connected me to a lady who serves as a volunteer here, and she suggested Heartisans to me. Little did I know that God had plans for me to be a participant in this transformational program.
I am a 42 year old single mother of three beautiful children. After 13 years of marriage to their father, we divorced just 2 years ago. I was a stay-at-home mom for the vast majority of our marriage, and my work history and experience has been minimal. These factors, in conjunction with having survived a life packed full of abuse, have led my mind to be filled with a tremendous amount of self-doubt.
The love, support, and resources that I have received through Heartisans have fostered a new sense of hope to rise in me for what's ahead and possible in my future. When I think of Heartisans, I think of a huge crew of selfless givers. I think of all the many people that I may never personally know who have given of themselves so that I might reach my potential in being able to provide a wonderful life for my children. I think of how incredible God is that He is able to masterfully weave the skills, talents, and gifts that He's given His children into this glorious tapestry of love through serving others here at Heartisans. That's Heartisans to me.