Hi! My name is Letisha Norman and I am a resident at New Beginnings. I have to say that New Beginnings has really helped me to change my life. Although I’m not a first-time mother, my children are 15 years apart which left me in a position of really starting over. And let me tell you: A LOT has changed since I raised my daughter, like laying babies on their backs instead of their stomaches, not giving babies water, and because I had a boy instead of a girl this time, I have to be very mindful of the way I wipe him since he was circumcised. Obviously he was sore so it took a little longer to change him than it did with my daughter. Laughing out loud, it’s not fun to get urinated on at 5 a.m. but thats the type of thing you go through when raising kids.
New Beginnings helped me to develop those skills that I am taking with me through this journey of raising my beautiful little person. One way they help is by allowing me to live in a wonderful, safe, Christian-based environment in a home setting with enough room to allow me to be the mother I was 15 years ago, but better, because I’m learning to put God first. Second, New Beginnings teaches me to brush up on some of my domestic skills. Every month, we have a themed pot-luck that we all bring a homemade dish to. We also have an assigned monthly chore and every Saturday, our apartments are checked by staff. Every week, we have one-on-one Bible Studies and Goal Meetings. I thank God for New Beginnings for giving me the room to grow as a mother, a person, and someday, by God’s grace, an educated woman since we do have the option of going to school or working on a career path. That will allow me to live depending on myself and being accountable for the choices I make which works out better when I put God first.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16).
God loved us first. I couldn’t imagine giving my son up as a sacrifice but God did and with New Beginnings’ help, I will keep seeking Him.
Letisha joined the New Beginnings Family in January of 2017 and had her son in May 2017. She is pursuing her education while making God and her children the center of her world.