Laura King: A Woman Of Hope
“Acres Gave My Kids a Clean and Sober Mom”
Laura grew up in a world of violence and addiction. She was four years old when her father was murdered in 1990. Her mother was in addiction, at the age of 12 years old she was put in foster care. Her maternal Aunt got custody of her. Her mother passed away shortly after, when Laura was 14 years old. 3 months after the passing of her mother Laura began to use Meth. This began her downward spiral. She found herself in a world of no safety, identity, and just playing a game of survival. She graduated high school, but then shortly after at the age of 19 got pregnant with her first son. The father had went to prison while she was three months pregnant. She was single and homeless and went back to using Meth after her son was born. Laura eventually gave her son to her sister to care for in January of 2009. She decided she needed to change her life. She decided to give Acres of Hope a try. While at Acres which Laura calls, “The Real Deal”, she cleaned up her act. She got her son back within 4 months, after going to family court with some of the Acres of Hope staff and saying my life is changing for the better. Acres was teaching her, she didn’t just have to survive anymore, but she could truly live. Laura’s favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6 which says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding”. Laura Said, “I was looking at the world through my eyes and couldn’t see another way, until I got to Acres and found out life could be different. Laura now has finished nursing school. She has two biological sons 11 and 5 years old, along with 3 step children. She has been clean and sober since 2009. Laura was asked what is the one thing, you want readers to know about Acres of Hope, she said, “Acres gave my kids a life with a mom who is clean and sober. Acres truly gives the safety and love needed to TRANSFORM HEARTS of the broken. That's what Acres did for me.”
One of her former coworkers Joanne Weston said of Laura: She’s amazing and radiates compassion, she’s seen a lot and been through a lot, so she cares a lot.
Laura King is a Woman of Hope.
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