Hi, I’m Ashley and these are my two girls, Jameleah, and Janelle. We are a part of the Lifeline Family. Lifeline has helped me so much since I came in February. I never could see myself coming so far, but I knew that I had to do it for my two girls.
Before I came here I never thought I’d go back to school, but here I am, six months later, studying for my GED test! I know God has something in place for me. Before I know it, I will be taking classes for Medical Billing and Coding. I was not living a Godly life before coming here. With the help of staff and my character classes, doing my devotions each morning, and ending my day with reconciliation, I see a big difference in how I think and act. I can say today that Jesus is my Savior! What a difference that has made.
I remember when I came into Lifeline. I was five months pregnant and had a 15 month old toddler, who is my first daughter Jameleah. She wasn’t a talkative child, but when she started going into our nursery, they worked with her teaching the A-B-Cs and l, 2, 3s. A big part of her day is now being spent singing songs, reading books, and telling stories. Now she repeats everything she hears! Ms. Dee has helped me understand how children develop and what I can do to help my girls. Before her sister came, I expected Jameleah to be jealous. With the help of the nursery workers, she is a great help to her Mommy and sings to her sister. Now we are talking about starting potty training.
Janelle was born on June 6, 2015. She is a healthy, normal baby. She loves when her sister sings to her. I really appreciated the month I had after her birth on maternity leave. We spent time bonding and learning about each other. It was time I never could have had if it weren’t for Lifeline. I just want to say that Janelle is a good baby and I love my family of little women.
I want to take this time to tell you all how grateful I am for making this all possible. I would tell someone thinking about coming here that they really need to decide for themselves if they would rather struggle being homeless or have all their needs met, get an education, and start on the road to a better life. It was a hard adjustment for me to come here, but if I can do it, anyone can. I never dreamed this could happen to me. If it wasn’t for all the volunteers and donors here
at Lifeline, who knows what my life would look like right now.