I was raised as a Christian, but at the time, didn't understand the true meaning of it all. It was more of a routine than a relationship with Christ. As I got older, I started to see the impact He had on the lives of those closest to me. Seeing the drastic changes in my siblings and close friends was an inspiration and proof to me of God's power and grace. Also, becoming pregnant with my daughter, Dani, helped me to realize the changes I, myself, needed to make understanding the importance of raising her in a Christ-centered environment. God has blessed me incredibly throughout my whole life, and now that I have a closer relationship with Him, I am able to realize how merciful and generous He has been. Now that I have made the commitment to Christ in my own life, I feel overcome by the peace He brings. I am now able to fully put my life in God's hands and trust in His plans instead of my own.