It is a true blessing to know Sandy Hicks and to not only have her as a friend but a sister born to my heart. Her testimony is powerful yet full of grace as she shares her struggle with a drug addiction, the shame of letting her family down, hitting rock bottom, her promise to God and the fight to keep Him close.
Listen here. Feel her sorrow, feel her pain and share in her new found happiness.
Our friend, Ted Brostrom, a true gentleman with the biggest heart, so full of compassion, I was extremely blessed the day he walked into my life. Not just me but everyone that met him.
I miss him more than I can explain in words. The Tuesday evenings we worked at the Crisis Center and how he always made it fun and gave me something to look forward too and then there were the evenings that he couldn’t wind down and decided he needed to feed his sweet tooth so we’d leave the center and head out for a late night dinner that always ended with ice cream or some delicious pie. He even joined us when we planned couples night out with Jessica and John, where Ted was a couple of one that kept us all laughing till we nearly cried. Couples night wouldn’t have been the same without Ted.
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I don’t remember who referred Lisa to me or even how we started talking but I do remember the day that we met in the coffee shop. The pain in her face was profound as she shared details of her story with me.
Her son was there and I could tell by her response to my questions that there was a lot that she wasn’t willing to say.
She laid papers in front of me; neatly stacked and clipped together, asking that I read them in my own time for all the vile details. We finished our sandwiches over casual conversation, hugged and went our separate ways.
When I got to the studio, I grabbed a hot cup of coffee and with her testimony in hand I headed to my office to prepare for our show.
With a childhood of rape behind me and the years spent sorting it all out, I unclipped that stack of papers and found myself reflecting on my own scars, the emotions and the haunting memories of what once was as I read Lisa’s testimony, detail after detail. I was simply blown away.
The strength and courage bestowed to others by Lisa was and is incredible. Hope keeps her going but it is her faith that keeps her on track.
I saw Lisa as she entered the studio, her presence confident and strong. I drank the last of my coffee, sat back in my chair and thanked God, once again, for putting yet another amazing individual in my life.
I heard a voice over the intercom – “We’re going live in ten minutes, Kerri.”
That was my cue and this was an awesome show!
I received and email from an individual who follows my blog and it was not nice in regards to me as a person and what I’ve posted.
It seems as though someone doesn’t agree with my decision to speak out. They questioned my faith, my knowledge of God and the validity of my cause or my intentions in telling my story. They questioned my character or shall I say they attacked my character, never having met me or having had a single conversation with me.
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