Thanks for sharing your story with us Alston. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Life will produce enough highs and lows. Alston Shropshire’s will be no different. You likewise may have had your share of these journeys. I was becoming weaker because of life’s discord, confusion, and endless disappointment. With perseverance and resilience, a propelling force, a miraculous measure of vitality will produce change someday. A life-shifting illness will cause an absolute test. I would have to look at the word faith.
Sounds familiar? Have you experienced a breaking point, a life-shifting event, day-to-day challenges, loss of a job, death of a parent, child or loved one, bullying, debt, bankruptcy, divorce, illness, or countless others, thus you too have had your FAITH tested. Countless trials and tribulations throughout half of a lifetime will at least have you at the point where you are guessing, “How will I get through this?”
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Nothing in life I think is relatively smooth for anyone I think. I am a mother of three sons, Jerome (27), a Sergeant in the Army, Bernard (22), a Senior Airman in the Air Force, and Jaimere (21), my special needs son. I have congestive heart failure, and my heart is functioning at 15%. I currently have a pacemaker. My heart stopped on June 25, 2019, in which my pacemaker/defibrillator revived me. At that moment, I said I have a will in place, but I did not leave my children with the word of God. As a teen mother, I did not take my children to church as my mother and grandmother took me. I had to think quick, and I wrote this book in a week. I did not know how much time I had left. I wanted to go them something, in hopes would lead them to the bible if they had not already done so. I know they would read their mother’s book. I wanted to tell them how prayer works, how children and parents alike have storms. I wanted to explain some of the things I went through in life, not giving glory to the storm but glory to God. I want them to know they can make it with or without me.
I have survived my heart being at 15%, my pacemaker becoming infected, and my heart-stopping, but I never doubted GOD. There are so many listeners out there that are holding on and trying not to give up. I know that if God kept His hands on me, He would keep them too. They need to hear. I would say my path did not start as many others. Becoming an author had to be ordained by good because it wasn’t planned, yet it has taken off as if God is guiding this thing through. The book came because of the struggle, and the process is easy in comparison to what happened prior.
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- Website: https://alstonshropshire.com/
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