"I think recovery from anything is honestly the most badass thing a person can do."
This subject is so close to my heart on so many levels. I created [my Instagram] page for [prison wives] to share our struggles. And this is at the root of so many issues. But nobody seems to want to address or admit it. I don't mind being raw and honest. My marriage isn't perfect.
I didn't lose my husband to prison, I lost him to addiction. I have never personally walked the path of addiction. But, I have lived it as a loved one completely helpless as I watched my loved ones slip away; ultimately coming full circle and facing it head on with the love of my life, my husband.
I was blind to so many things. I know now He wasn't using at first, he was about the money. But the enemy is sly. Don't be fooled--he will take you out. I heard a sermon in church one Sunday about how the gifts of God are not to be coveted. When God delivers you from any kind of addiction, it is not your story to keep. It is a testimony that is to be shared. It is encouragement and healing for others. It's your gift to reach out and share the mercy and grace of God!
Have you ever truly been in the presence of someone that has been saved from the pits of HELL? They are so full of love, compassion, and the eagerness to reach anyone within their grasp! I have watched God transform my husband. I can't tell you the countless nights I spent crying myself to sleep begging God to save my husband, to bring him home and to protect him.
I know God allowed this sentence and saved his life. There is nothing more powerful than a God-fearing, praying wife and/or mother! To have this mighty man of God stand before me completely changed is worth every sleepless, gut retching night.
What the enemy used for evil, to destroy this marriage and family, to take his very life, God is using to His glory!! He was able to sign for 10 years (after fighting the 40 years they kept coming at him with), which he is dedicated to using to reach anybody God sends his way.
Addiction is a beast; pure evil, straight from the pits of hell. BUT GOD is bigger than any addiction, any situation, any circumstance!!
Jennifer Mayo is the proud wife of Chris Mayo who is currently serving time in a Texas Correctional Facility. She is a mother and grandmother who also serves as a surgical scrub. She is the owner of @texas_prison_wife, an Instagram page for prison wives who are waiting for their men. She encourages wives to come together to share their struggles and celebrate their joys while waiting for the release of their spouses.
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