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Hi! I just joined today.

I am a cradle Catholic who moved far, far away from the Church and have just renewed my faith and my church attendance/activities.

I started back in January of this year with the christ Life program at my parish. since I have gone to the RCIA groups just to learn about what I did all of my young life without even knowing why or what I was doing. I have a fabulous support system in my faith and in my life. both parents were very devout, but I got very angry with God and just couldn't see the point of church or anything in it.

I am blind. I lost my eyesight about 30 years ago to Type 1 Diabetes. I lost my brother and sister both in 2004 in separate events, my mom died on 12/12/12 and my dad had a major stroke 3 years later and subjsequently died in 2016.

People kept telling me to pray and I would say I couldn't and they said they would hold me up in prayer then. I had separations with 2 people I considered close friends and realized I needed something else and new people, so when I was invited to christ Life I initially went as a way to make new friends and found my faith!

People kept asking me over the years how I did it..... How I kept going in the face of so many losses and medical problems and I would say I didn't know.... I don't know.... I just do....

All along it was not me, it was God!

so, here I am! Looking now to forge new Spark relationships in my Cathlic rediscovery. I need help with compulsive overeating and respecting this vessel God gave me! Oh, I'm Melissa by the way!

Melissa EST
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