Sisters, I give you permission to believe bigger without ceasingRhiannon Cruz
Who are you?
I’m a 28 year old single mother (post divorce) of two amazing sons, one of which has special needs. I am honestly just using God as my sail through life. I work full time in accounts receivable during the week and I’m the Board Secretary for a non profit organization called RUFS. I’m also co-host for a podcast, Li-Rhi, which I started with my best-friend.
Did you always dream of being where you are today? If no, then what was your dream?
My dream was to be happily married as a stay-at-home mom to my children while working as a nurse part-time; but God had different plans for me.
What moment or conversation changed your life?
The moment that changed my life? I think there were multiple moments that eventually pushed me in to the arms of God. I was sexually abused as a child, attempted suicide in my teenage years a couple of times, and an alcoholic party animal in my later teen years. In my early adult life I suffered back to back miscarriages then a divorce. Shortly after I found out my first born son is autistic. It was in those moments that I realized I couldn’t do all of this on my own. The dream I had for my life was far from my reality and I had to learn that it was OK. I had to dig into my faith, let go of who I thought Rhianon should be, and learn more about who I was and where God intended me to go.
What lesson learned is guiding you through life?
DO NOT LEAN ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING!
Every time I have depended on my own thoughts of how things should be I was let down. My greatest lesson in life now is to not lean on my own understanding. Sometimes things will not make sense to us and that is OK, because God never intended for us to understand it all.
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