I started singing the moment I entered this world, from the age of 2 until now, my life has been encapsulated with music. As a child it was my secret world, my way of getting away from a life that was comprised of love but also abuse. When my mom remarried we were all blessed, her and my step dad were my proof that true love existed. My step dad and I shared the same love of music and he and my mom always told me to pursue it. I dreamed about being Whitney Houston when I grew up and I often dreamed about sharing the stage with Britney Spears. I had a calling I was well aware of and I knew that one day my songs would help heal someone else and bring them peace during times of struggle.
I wrote about my childhood last year for the first time when I competed as Ms. Texas America at the Ms. America pageant. I was awarded the Spirit of America Award that night and Runner - Up. The Spirit of America Award was more meaningful to me because my sister Tammy was there to share the award as we hugged and cried. It wasn't only my triumph, it was hers and my other sister Misse's as well. Our experiences were what ultimately lead me closer to Christ. And then to forgiveness, a renewed relationship and shared love of Christ with my biological dad. <3
I moved to Houston in 2007, I eventually fell in love with Country music and wrote an album called "Tied up in Texas". I wrote songs about drinking, dancing, love and pain but I never felt completely okay about spending so much time in bars. On my birthday in 2011, I felt the Holy Spirit urge me to go to Lakewood Church, that night changed me forever.
I decided to quit country music, join the Lakewood Church choir, focus on my healing, and most importantly my renewed relationship with Christ. In 2014, I met the love of my life Caleb, after praying for my husband during a Wednesday night service with John Gray. To this day Caleb has been the most incredible gift God could have ever given to me. I started to realize I was becoming the person God had made me to become and I finally loved myself again. I wanted to challenge myself and step out of my shell and I decided to compete for Ms. Texas to be able to help others who may have been impacted with a similar past. Caleb and I formed Dreams Are Reality, so we could take underprivileged, at risk children to sporting events to teach them about jobs in sports and to show them love of community. With Caleb, we placed God first, and we continued to accomplishing things I never had imagined. And in December 2018, I ended up marrying that amazing man! This past year we have struggled with infertility and through this season I was truly pushed to pursue God. I have been blessed with my worship team at Woodlands Church because they keep me focusing on my faith during this time. My first song on the album "Say Yes" is about this struggle and my faith, and the understanding that God has authority over all and that even when we think we need something, it is always Gods will.
Now, after 8 years of growing in Christ, I am ready to record my Christian album. It will be my chance to show my friends, my Woodlands Church family and loved ones that Gods LOVE is more than enough. I will be recording at Wire Road Studio in Houston TX, and my album will be produced by Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award winning songwriter and producer Billy Dorsey Jr. Who's own story of redemption through Christ is an inspiration.
I can't wait to share it with you all! #GlorytoGod
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