When we met Tasha a year ago, she completed her program and was preparing to leave the House of Hope (see Tasha’s Journey, December 2012). Today, Tasha remains sober and has gained custody of her youngest son, Carsin. Read more about Tasha’s journey…

I now have my own place to live (not far from the HOH) which gives me access to Ms. Rosie whenever I need her. She is always there like a mother to listen and comfort me when life throws me a curve ball. I also have my own vehicle. I am grateful for Ms. Rosie and the help she offered me while at the HOH. The eight months that I lived at the HOH I took what Ms. Rosie had taught me to survive my addiction. One thing that I am really grateful for me is my renewed faith in God. I pray and attend church on a regular basis.

There are days that I still feel like giving up, however I pick up my cross and bear it. I am now waiting on a court date to try and regain custody of my two other sons whom I haven’t seen in 15 months. I know that in God’s timing, and if I remain sober and don’t give up, I will soon have custody of them, too.

I can’t thank God enough for putting such a loving, caring, and spiritual person as Ms. Rosie in my life to help me along this journey. I now know that He never had plans for me to walk along. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Those are the words I stand on..

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