August 12, 2016 was one of the worst days of my life! As I watched my Mom take her final breath, I was paralyzed with shock, sorrow, fear and uncertainty. I did not know what I was going to do. Me, an only child who had enjoyed having my Mom live with me for the past 7 years. My job had been to take care of her and make sure that she was happy. Now, my Mom was gone! What was I to do now? When I return home from Michigan to Phoenix, my house will be empty, and I will be alone!
My heart sank. I felt that my life no longer had a purpose. I immediately began sobbing again with tears of pain so devastating that I could feel it in the pit of my stomach. I saw no future for myself. No reason to continue living. I called out to God “why Lord, why?” “What am I supposed to do now?” I felt like my life was over. I asked God to take me too. I said, “Lord, I can’t do life without my Mom”. I heard God say, “Yes you can. You Are ABLE!” I knew God must be talking to the wrong person. I said “No. No I can’t, take me too! I want to be with my Mom!” Again, I heard, “Yes you can. You Are ABLE!”
I started to see how the loss of my Mom and my desire to find my new purpose and direction for the future, would be a fantastic way for me to fulfill God’s assignment for me. I could use my pain and knowledge to assist other women who may now or had in the past, experienced a life-changing event, as I just had, to find themselves and move forward to a successful future and become an entrepreneur!
It was through this experience that the idea of writing this book sprang forth. I pray that as you transition from pain and hopelessness into empowered and successful, you will remember that, with God’s help: You are A.B.L.E. (AWESOME, BOLD, LEGENDARY, AND EMPOWERED)!