My Name is Desirae Twoteeth. I am 28 years old and I have two little boys ages 3 and 6. My boys have been absent from my life due to my addiction and poor choices. I want to start by saying one year ago I was on trial facing 14 charges from the state of Montana. One year later to the week, my children will be living with me FULL time. Here’s a bit of my story.
The first time I was introduced to weed I was 8 years old. By age 12, I was introduced, and quickly hooked on, meth and pills shortly after. By age 18 I was in jail with felony charges. I bounced from facility to facility and jail treatment centers, and eventually prison until I was age 22. By then I was married, and my husband and I started a family and life was good for a little while. But I still had these untreated addictions and wounds as deep as the ocean. My marriage and my life quickly spiraled, before I knew it I was divorced and had lost my kids and everything. I was strung out worse than ever before. Every state I stepped foot into criminal charges were filed, and I was digging my own grave with every shot of heroin that entered my body.
Thanks be to God for intervening when everything finally caught up with me.
I was in jail in 3 different states with a total of 18 charges. I sat in jail for 14 months. While in jail I heard about a program in Missoula, MT called The Grace House. My grandma called and got me an interview with DeNae, and I was accepted. She held my bed date for over a month waiting for my court things to get cleared up, which I might add is unheard of!!! I knew it was the hand of the LORD.
I finally made it here in February to a warm welcome and lots of love and support. Within 3 months of being here I got to see my sons for the first time in 3 years. I was able to call and skype them daily, and that quickly moved into weekend visits. The restoration and reconciliation with them is so much more than I ever imagined. My heart is finally full again. I will have them FULL time next month.
None of this would be possible without DeNae, Holly and this program and what the LORD is doing through this program. I am establishing an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ daily. He fills my heart with peace and joy that has yet to be shaken by my circumstances. At this point in my life, I refuse to give that up. The things happening in my life could ONLY be at the hand of GOD!!!