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15 Days of Giving Thanks- LaJoy

By January 27th, 202116 Comments
15 Days of Giving Thanks- LaJoy

My name is LaJoy and I am so grateful and appreciative for my husband. Back in 2009, I was an immature-minded female, disrespecting my family and running around chasing men. That eventually led me to living in my car, swiping my credit card to the max to stay in a hotel for a day out of the week, and having no food to eat. I was so concentrated on men that my life deteriorated. I had nowhere to go and no one to turn too.

I eventually turned to someone that I had known since the age of 12 who always promised me if I needed him, he’d be there. I called him, and explained my situation. He opened his door with no hesitation and asked for nothing in return, but for me to gain my self-respect and dignity back.
My mother paid for my one-way ticket, I had no more money to my name, and told me that this was my opportunity to get myself together and to not come back until I did. I flew to Florida and there he was waiting for me. He opened my eyes and explained men are not everything in life. He financially supported me, never made a “move,” and made sure I had everything I needed (food, clothes, etc). As time progressed he introduced me to jobs as well as school.

As time went on I began bringing in my own money, understanding what self worth was, and understood how important it was to have God as the apple of my eye, NOT a man. We eventually became best friends and then proceeded to a relationship. With time we became a power couple. It’s amazing!!

God always has a plan, and now in 2011 we have a beautiful baby boy who just turned one. We’ve been married for almost a year, and I begin my education to become a paramedic in January 2012. My Husband has done so much for me and I can honestly say without him, I don’t know where I’d be nor would I know the treasures that women have and deserve!

15 Days of Giving Thanks- LaJoy

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  • Anonymous says:

    What the devil means for evil God can use it for your good!!!!! Amen! Thanks for sharing!

  • Sophie says:

    He loved her before they were even in love… so beautiful!

  • Anonymous says:

    Beautiful family! God has truly blessed you.

  • Candace4life says:

    Wow that is definitely a blessing in disgquise, I almost got the shivers thinking about how wrong your life could have ended. Things happened for a reason and you were meant to have things go the way they happened in order to receive your full turn about blessings. I know that I have seen my ups and downs, more downs than lately. But after reading this story it has definitely given me more energy to keep up the power of faith. I pray that 2012 will be a much better year for me, financially and personally. God bless you and your beautiful family and thank you for sharing this story with the CN family of women.

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow… I'm blown away by your story. It comes as a comfort to me at this time. Thank you so much for sharing.

    God Bless!

  • Anonymous says:

    *Tears of joy* What a testimony! And like others have said, keep telling it. Peace and Blessings.

  • Anonymous says:

    God is sooo good!!! thank you for sharing.

  • Anonymous says:

    What an important story to tell! Like the post above mentioned, it is good that you grew and did not try to take advantage of his kindness. I know so many ppl who would have. The Most High gave you a gift and you were ready for it. I feel blessed to have read this story and to see a woman appreciate what she was given. I wish you all the best, be blessed and stay happy.

  • Anonymous says:

    YES! That man is definitely a MAN and a friend. I had a guy friend just like him, we were just friends even though everyone around me saw otherwise (he loves you and you love him) but me being 19 or 20 at the time and he was in his early 30s did not want to mess up the friendship pursuing a relationship. He was a good guy! I'm so happy you matured to the point seeing the good in this man and not making a fool out of him, like so many women do once they find the one after going through the losers! So happy for you and always keep that story in mind when things maybe shaky.

  • Robin says:

    What an amazing story! I am so happy for you! I hope and pray that your family continues to be blessed!

  • ladyjem says:

    Your husband is truly GOD'S definition of a "helpmate"…continue to tell your testimony, it will help someone else. God Bless you and your family!

  • Jay-Jay says:

    OHHH(with my hand over my heart)……Your story is powerful on how the Lord helps us through situations. That's amazing how you really had a male friend that wanted nothing but the best for you. Then for him to in turn become your husband. That's a beautiful thing. I hope you and your family stay blessed and loved.

  • ShoeHOTLINE says:

    What a testimony! So happy you found someone who truly loves and respects you unconditionally.

    Keep being friends, respecting one another, and conquering your dreams together.

  • TiAnna Mae says:

    Amen! Thanks for putting your life out there; I pray that it ministers to someone who is currently in a similar situation. God bless you and your family!!

  • Anonymous says:

    This is such an inspirational story. I could not help but cry while reading this. God has truly sent this young man in your life. God bless and take care

  • Bennii Blast says:

    I love your story. I'm sure you see now that your past allowed you to appreciate something good when God sent him to you! Good luck to you and your fam in the future =)

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