Today I was on Facebook and ran across the picture that you see above. This picture reminds me of my friend Angel Face. For those who don’t know who she is, she was someone who has inspired me to write and help set some of my goals in life.
I don’t here from her no more and I do have peace with this for what I do know is that she is not out at the Pike any more, and just knowing this brings some peace. I have heard she since then has had a baby and this is all I know. She must have her reasons why she don’t keep in contact and I just wish her the best towards her recovery.
You see she is an addict, and I have been through some hard times with her, and ever since the day we met, I always felt God brought our paths across each other for a purpose. I love her and do miss her, and if she needs to be away from me for her recovery then I do support that and even encourage it. You see even though I loved her I was not really all that good for her for I was an enabler.
Just a little bit of history about our pass, now on about the picture above and why it reminded me of her. Well for one thing, for me this does look like my friend Angel Face, but also the pain that I have known she has gone through. When I first met her she was with someone who did use and abuse her in every way that this picture displays!
Being an addict she bought into the lies that was cycling in her mind that she was no good. You can also add the ignorance of the status qua, you know; “addicts are no good, they are thief’s, they can’t hold a job, etc, etc!” You see these beliefs are part of the problem, and when it comes to my friend they are just out right lies. For anyone to be able to inspire someone, that person is someone special!
Now the disease she has is her biggest and by far her toughest challenge that she does have. And that is want it is a challenge not a problem! She bought into all the hype and lies about being and addict. Therefore she felt she was not worthy, not what I saw in her, through her tears and pains I saw a beautiful young lady that would make any man in this world happy.
The sad truths hear is that if you don’t value yourself then you become dependent on drugs an others for your needs that is a very bad place to be in life and setting yourself up for abuse not just yourself but from others! Granted it was hard to set back and watch my friend go through the abuse but still I felt someone needed to be by in case she needed a hand at her request.
This is why I have started Angel Face Foundation, for abused young ladies that what to change their lives for the better, to empower them so they can make a life for themselves and not depend on some old trucker or pimp that once to exploit them.
So you want to know what love is, well here is what it is……
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.
1 Corinthians 13:4 – 8a
Ladies, learn this and seek it, just might be there for you. Peace and Gods Speed towards your journey 🙂