My name is Niki I’m 21 years old and I have three children.
My childhood was very hard because my dad was a drug addict and an alcoholic I never seen him do drugs it was just his actions towards my mom and the rest of my family he abused my mom physically ,emotionally , and verbally. My mom finally left him when I was nine years old my mom my sisters and I all moved into a new place that’s when my mom started going out and wouldn’t come home at times. That’s when I started to rebel against my mom I stopped going to school and having no respect for her.
I got pregnant with my first child at the age of 15. I started using drugs at the age of 17.
At first it was just to lose weight but then at the age of 18 I started using everyday of the week. I moved out of my boyfriend’s house and moved into his sister’s house and that’s when I was introduced to her dope dealer which is now my husband. I started leaving my son with my little sister which was only 13 at the time. And then at the age of 19 I got pregnant with my second child I used drugs through my whole pregnancy and when I delivered her she tested positive for meth. At the time I was in the hospital my husband was abusing my son he had bruises on the right and left side of his face a black eye and scratches on his forehead. My son and daughter were taken from me and placed in children protective services. I lost my parental rights to both of my children because I still wanted to get high my son now lives with his father and my daughter is being adopted by my aunt. Then in 2004 I was arrested on drug related charges. I spent 4 months in orange county jail. I was later sentenced to the Walter Hoving Home for 6 months that’s where I met Liz. I found out that I was pregnant with my third child. Later violated my probation and had one week to enter into another program that when I called Rainbow family ministry explained my situation and Liz accepted me same day I spoke to her. I have been here since. Rainbow Family Ministry has helped me to be a better person and also teaching me to be a godly mother. Liz is always there for me when I need someone to talk too. My future plans are to go to school for my GED and my cosmetology license. I have a brand new baby named Justin. Now I have the chance to be a Godly mother and to raise him with the Lord. Thank God that I have a place like this to come to.
The scripture I leave you with is proverbs 3:5,6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.