My name is Grace Deveraux.  I’ve been through quite a bit in my lifetime — some good and some not so good.  I have had to “learn” how to be as tough as nails and not let the “small stuff” sweat me.  As I blog, it opens wounds that had been closed and brings the memories of the hurt flooding back; however, it is a reminder of how far I’ve come.  It took me a minute to overcome some obstacles in my life and, yes, I have had setbacks.  However, today, I am a “confident woman” who stands tall.  I have “learned” how to love myself, and have taken the power away from all of those who refused or couldn’t show me the love and compassion that I deserved.  I am no longer intimated by those who took advantage of me because I hungered for their love and attention/affection.  I now have the power and the authority and the strength to stand up against those who attempt to “rob” me of my “self worth”.

I’ve cried many days and prayed many nights, but in my “valley experiences”, I gained the victory, and so will you.

As we take this journey together, we will shed tears, we will laugh but, most importantly, we will be “victorious”.