I know that just because the religion I choose to live by is love, that does not mean you or anyone else has to follow.

That’s where I understand that everyone is different.

I was 16 years old and it was given to me by my ex boyfriend of 10 years. From 16 to 26 I dated my high school sweet heart, on and off.

Without going into too much detail, he was the reason I became baptized in the first place. When I first met him, I was a troubled teen, meaning, I was 15 years old and thought I was the best thing since sliced bread.

That God has made and numbered the hairs on our heads for a reason. Where your words brought tears to my partner’s eyes, for you to prove and share your point, my own reassured her of everything that she is to me.

Psalm 37:4 “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” This was the first verse I was ever given from the Bible.

That was all I needed to believe or start to consider becoming a Christian.

I was so intrigued with the religion that is based and founded on love. How they took me in and never once judged how I had grown up; my family’s history, my financial status, everything society ordains as important. There were no conditions and even through the mistakes, their love never wavered.As a 28, almost 29 year old, I can now understand the strength and courage my mother had, still has today, to fight the disease and live the incredible life that she has. I felt ashamed, I felt alone, I felt “poor me,” and it showed.My grades were slipping, I was partying with the older crowd and my poor choices were starting to take a toll. He had just transferred from a small Christian school and knew nothing about my troubled past or the state I was in at the time.To me, that demonstration of love is a powerful witness for Him.You see, I have accepted my life, my actions, and my voice.She’s got a strong case to being one of the top goalkeepers in the world.