Monday, April 23, 2007


I would like to share a bit about my testimony. When I was a teenager, I was very rebellious. I was disrespectful to my parents a lot of the times and spent more time with friends then family. I left home when I was 16 almost 17 and got a job and an apartment with my cousin. I felt so grown up and free! We had fun, at least what I concidered was fun then.

When I was 18 I met a man and got pregnant, 9 months later, our daughter Denise was born, a beautiful blue-eyed blonde haired baby girl that I fell in love right then. I was all by myself in the hospital when she was born and I knew right there and then I needed to change my life. I thought I loved Denise’s father, but when it came time to get married, I realized I did not love him and so I did not get married.

Denise and I began a new life on our own. I entered college and looked at life differently. My life style took a on a big change. I had a bigger responsibility now, a little girl that I adored that looked for me for guidance.

It was a sin how Denise was conceived, but it was something that changed my life forever. Did God orchastrate it? Yes, He sure did! He purposed it, Denise’s birth was His plan for my life. God seen the whole picture, He used this situation to draw me closer to Him. He made me see that my life of sin was not what He wanted for me.
I believe the Lord was drawing me back then..

Lamentations 3:37-38 Who is there who speaks and it comes to pass, Unless the Lord has commanded it? Is it not from the mouth of the Most High That both good and ill go forth?

A few years later I met my husband Jim and after we were married the Lord took the blinders off and showed me I was His child, He showed that He died on the cross for my sins and that He loved me with a Father’s love.

My daughter Denise means the world to me. She was my first born child and we went through a lot together. Denise has grown up to be such a loving, kind young woman. She is beautful inside and out. She is a wonderful mother fo two. I am so glad the Lord used this little baby girl to change my life.

Just as our joy is based on the promise that God is strong enough and wise enough to make all things work together for our good, so God's joy is based on that same sovereign control: He makes all things work together for his glory.

Today is my oldest daughter Denise’s Birthday! Happy Birthday my darling! I love you dearly! You are a true blessing in my life Denise!

Love your mom


Julie's Jewels said...

Happy Birthday Denise!!!

This was a sweet tribute Sis. Cristina. I enjoyed reading your testimony. Thanks for sharing it with us. I'm not sure if you read my testimony or not but I too had my oldest son in sin. But God took that and used it to move the pieces in my life so that I would one day 8 years later would be saved.

Baptist Girl said...

God is a God of Grace and I am so thankful for the grace he has shown me. I am going over to read your testomny now.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Denise!

That was a wonderful testimony, Cristina! What a wonderful God we have and He is so good to us! Your children are blessed to have you as their mother and your parents are blessed you have you as their child! I know I'm glad God took you through the experiences He did...we have a jewel! Have a wonderful party with your family!

Jungle Mom said...

thank you for sharing. What a testimony of God's forgiveness and grace. And happy Birthday to your daughter.

jazzycat said...

Happy birthday Denise!

Bluecollar said...

Happy Birthday, Denise!

Cristina, thanks for sharing that testimony.

Shiloh Guy said...

Happy belated (as usual) birthday, Denise!

Cristina, your testimony brings honor and glory to God and he is pleased when you share it! Thanks!




Baptist Girl, Wonderful testimony and tribute to your wonderful daughter. God is so good to us all. connie from Texas

Janie said...

Happy Birthday, Denise!

What a wonderful testimony of God's love and grace! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Baptist Girl said...

Thank you all for wishing my dear daughter a Happy Birthday and for your encouraging words about my testimony.