For anyone who doesn’t know me, welcome to my blog. I’m Goretty. I am a child of God, happily married to an amazing man, and mommy to 3 awesome young humans and 1 furry kitty who recently joined our family this past Christmas.

Looking in from the outside some could assume I want for nothing, little do they know about the traumas, dramas, and residual afflictions I’ve endured and continue to battle each day to keep the peace God has granted me.  It was back in 2001 when my mom was murdered in Boston, Ma. I had just turned 21 and ever since it seemed my personality grew to be somewhat childlike. To know me you may perceive this to be mainly endearing but in the long run this stunted my growth in other areas of my life.

Finding and holding on to balance  and harmony is so challenging for me. I recently learned one of my biggest challenges is commitment. Now,  I’ve been married FAITHFULLY and happily for nearly 9 years. That’s never been an issue. So, whats my problem with commitment , you ask? My challenge lies in commitment to me, myself and I. Can you imagine? The person I see everyday in the mirror, me, awesome me, and I’m unable to commit to her. “I mean I’m so awesome Goretty! What’s the deal? Girl, snap out of it!” That’s me talking to myself…. ya. It happens lol (that means laugh out loud for any readers who don’t know). Bare with me as I shed some layers and expose myself. It’s a vulnerable task to say the least and nerves may come and rear its ugly head but I’ve committed to this, there goes that word again, and In Jesus’ name I will follow through.

Piece by piece I will hold on to my God given peace to mature into the woman this growing lady is desperately wanting to become. With this blog I invite you to put pieces together to gain your own peace. I hope to inspire you to share, hope, and encourage yourself to heal. Piece by piece, lets find peace and hold on to it. It won’t be easy, nothing worth having is, as cliché as that sounds but it’s true. I’m worth it though and so are you. Even if you don’t believe that about yourself, He does and so do I.

ISAIAH 61:1-4 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion (everywhere and online) to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.