Family Legacy: Strength for Freedom
“The few, the proud, the Marines”. Daniel, a ‘Bridge Kid’ left for boot camp to serve in the Marines. We ask all our B2H community to hold him in your prayers as he bravely goes to protect our freedoms. Daniel, B2H loves you and we are proud of the man you have become, and the legacy of fighting for freedom that started with your mother will continue on in you!
We know Daniel will be a mighty warrior for our country, because of the warrior that is his mother.
Michelle had the strength to exit an abuse relationship, without a job, without a home, without the resources to sustain her and her three boys.
This is Michelle’s story of fighting for her freedom.
Before I entered The Bridge, now known as The Bridge to Hope, I was at the lowest point of my life, going through all the emotional and feelings of no self-esteem, no confidence, doubt, confusion. I had no freedom. I was feeling I was hopeless, worthless, unlovable, and alone. I thought that maybe God didn’t have a plan for me, that I was truly alone and deserved this life of shame and loneliness. However, my greatest fear was for my boys to grow up in this home.
Thankfully, I was so wrong!
God had a plan for me and He gave me just enough courage and faith in that moment to take my children, leave my abuser and enter a domestic violence shelter.
After two DV shelters, I entered The Bridge. A place that provide for my children until I could provide for myself.
When I entered The Bridge my apartment was fully furnished, the beds were turned down ready to receive me and my sons. I felt an overwhelming feeling of love from people who I had never met.
I felt hope for my future and I had worth. All those feelings and emotions I had before dwindled away.
My church team from Scottsdale Bible and Valley Presbyterian and Bridge volunteers loved on us and walked with us through a pivotal time in our lives. They supported my family to freedom.