How I Simplified
I am a 38-year
old African American. Four years ago I left my full-time corporate
job to go to work in a ministry and become a full-time seminary
student. In my first semester of seminary, my husband of four
years abandoned me and my son (who was 2 years old at the time),
leaving us in financial ruin. It was on a Sunday before Thanksgiving,
and one week before my finals (did I mention this was the first
semester of my seminary???).
Four years later, I am completing
my second seminary degree, preparing for a Ph.D. fellowship in
Women's Studies and Religion, and have a peaceful home, delightful
and very bright son (as a Kindergartener he tested into the third
grade), and have acquired no destructive vices (i.e., smoking,
drinking, alcohol, shopping or sex).
I attribute my rebuilding of
self to my faith in God, how my mama raised me, and the necessary
functioning involved in raising a child.
Rev. Raedorah Stewart-Dodd is working towards her secondary seminary degree
and can be reached by Email: [email protected].