“I was bullied, got into the wrong crowd, attempted suicide and my twin sister passed away approximately 2 years ago on May 12th, 2014 … Through the support of my fiancé, family, friends and church community I can say that I truly love myself despite my past and scars.”

So far in the 23 years that I have lived I have walked through many hardships that I pray and hope no one will have to experience. In a quick summary I grew up feeling worthless. I was bullied, got into the wrong crowd, attempted suicide and my twin sister passed away approximately 2 years ago on May 12th, 2014.

The focus for me is self worth. Growing up my relationship with Jesus was off and on. I never saw myself as beautiful or worthy of being a daughter of Christ. I was filled with self-hatred, and one day decided to take my own life. I had reached the lowest of the lows. Thankfully I lived, but had you asked me a few years ago I probably would still be wishing I was dead.

God saved me that night. I had completely given up on myself, and I wanted to come home to my father and Jesus Christ. But it wasn’t my time yet. Since then there has been many trials along the way but through the support of my fiancé, family, friends and church community I can say that I truly love myself despite my past and scars.

- Kurstin

 

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