My name is Haley Van Valkenburgh i am a wife to a loving Husband mother to 4 beautiful children. I was born and raised in South Carolina, I was brought up in a christian home,I knew the lord from a very early age but as i entered into my teenage years i was struggling to find myself and began down a road of self destruction. I became pregnant at a very early age and felt as though i had failed God. After becoming a mother i began to understand more about Gods love for us his children, I began to see now with my own child that no matter what i still loved her no matter how many times she disobeyed me i would never leave or forsake her. I knew that even with all my sin God still loved me because i was his child. I have always struggled with self doubt and often wonder if i could ever make it up to my parents after letting them down, being a young mom i have made plenty of mistakes and felt that my children deserve a better mother these are things i struggle with every day and God has gotten me through some pretty rough storms. I have to remind myself that God is always with me and that i don't carry this burden alone.
Ephesians 6: 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.