Who I am by Ruth Allen.

Hello Friends, I am Ruth. I am pleased to have joined the MHM team. I want to take time to give you an outline of who I am, and what I want to do for MHM.

I am a 31-year-old born again Christian, I was raised as a Christian in sunny Cornwall UK. I am a single mother and have three amazing children. I am now living in Wales UK, and attend Lifepoint Church in Swansea.

When I was a child, I saw things black and white, I saw myself growing up, getting married and having a family, but the older I got the more scared I was about living in this world. For me I saw bad things happen to family members or saw loved ones die, it made me see things, not as picture perfect as I wished for and I became scared of losing the things I loved or cared about.

I have faced different illnesses and faced death so I have been told more than once after becoming better. I have been married twice and they failed twice. But I still believe in love. I have Chronic Fatigue syndrome, underactive Thyroid, anxiety, and depression.

These things do not define me, they do not make me who I am.  If I am honest I felt many a time that I am those things and not the wonderful women God made me be. We all have a story to tell, some I hope, will bring hope to each other, as we are not alone.

”So I want to challenge each of us this week, even if we are having a bad week ourselves, reach out to a friend or neighbour and say you are there for them, sometimes that is all we need to hear to make us feel a little bit better inside”

I want to bring you my stories, my thoughts, my feelings and I want you to feel you are not alone. I once thought as a Christian, you have to be perfect, and how could I feel so depressed or alone, but the thing is ‘Christian’ is just a name tag. I am human and I have my faith in God, but I am by no means perfect.  Even with all my health issues, God still loves me and he loves you too.

People used to tell me, and still do, that what you go through can make you stronger. And if you are like me, you may think really? But I don’t feel strong, I am faced with all these issues and I feel they are never-ending, but believe me, you are strong, every day we are strong men and women facing our battles and I can see in my life how even though I faced so much hurt; how my heart has been broken and  how God has also blessed me. He’s been there in the storm with me and carried me and helped me even when I did not see it or when I thought he abandoned me He was there. Always there.

So who am I?  I am a child of God. John 1:12; I am a new creation because I am in Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:17.

And last but not least I am here for you too and team MHM.

God bless.

Ruth Allwright

 

 

 

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