I was not brought up in a religious home as a child. Religion wasn't really in my life until I was in high school when my mom got remarried to a religious man. I went to church with them on occasion and I enjoyed the singing and that was about it. When I was 18 I attended Azusa Pacific University and that was when I first really started to feel a connection with Jesus and God. I accepted Jesus as my savior and I was lucky to spend two years at APU where I got to experience many wonderful things like choir, chapel, and mission trips. I married the preacher's son shortly after my second year of college. We had a very difficult marriage and we were unhappy most of the time. We fell away from the church and he was unfaithful to me. After three years we separated. I lost my connection with Christ and God. I continued with my life and finished school and became a school teacher. I consistently dated the wrong kind of man and even though my career was flourishing, my personal life was not. I was lonely and at times unhappy. I was missing something. I felt a hole inside of me. I decided that I needed to fill that hole and do the one thing that I have always wanted, to become a mommy. I became certified to be a foster mother. I had a challenging little 7 year old girl. I wondered what I had gotten myself into. I knew I couldn't do this alone. My friend Ashley reminded me about HDC which I had attended before in the past. I started going at first just to get a break from my challenging foster daughter. Then I remembered what it had been like before to have Jesus in my life again. The music took over me once again like it had so long ago. I felt like I had come home. Now I have my 9 month foster baby girl Kaylie and I want her to be brought up with Jesus and God in her life. So in the morning she will have her dedication and in the evening I will be baptized with my mother attending 40 years after the first time.