06 Sep The Best Is Yet To Come!
This year has been an amazing year for me! Last month, I celebrated my 50th Birthday with a cadre of family and friends who gathered in an elegant evening gala to celebrate with me. There’s something about my 50th Birthday that is so surreal to me. In fact I may not get 50 more years to fulfill my purpose and destiny. Crossing this threshold of life inspires me to go after all of my dreams with the most passion and vigor I can muster up.
Looking back over my life, I’ve crossed major milestones and overcome many hurdles. I have traveled many miles and gained a considerable amount of accolades. I’ve been married 20 years to my best friend, Johnathan Alvarado and together we have grown in marriage, ministry and family. I consider being married to him and being the mother of our three (now teenage) children one of my greatest accomplishments!
I’ve grown academically and professionally having earned five degrees and three professional certifications. I’ve had the opportunity to travel, teach and preach both nationally and internationally and develop women through the medium of coaching and mentoring. With all that I have accomplished, I am still growing, learning, and reaching toward a greater purpose.
Some people ask me, “What’s next?” “How do you do it all?” My reply, “I don’t know, but I know that as long as I’m still alive, there is more that God wants to produce out of my life.” With all that I have accomplished, there’s been struggle, pain, disappointment, moments of sadness, failure, frustration and times where I felt like giving up.
But, I must say, that for every difficult moment, there’s been a greater or equal amount of joy, laughter, hope, victory, success and the Best Is Yet To Come!