Belle Praf. It’s not my name, but a name I’m writing under because this story isn’t about me. Belle meaning beautiful and Praf the Romanian word for dust because these words were written to show how, with God, beauty can and will come from the dust, His Kingdom brought glory from your most broken pieces.
I’m just a wife, a mom, a daughter, a sister, a friend, and I am a sinner, redeemed. From my own rock bottom, I learned more about Jesus and who He is to me and for me personally. I learned that, without Him, we are all only a couple of bad choices away from disaster.
I work part time and take care of our three kids, under five years old, and I am learning daily how to find joy in all of the moments because they were given to me. I have been working on and praying for years about how to live a life reflecting the free gift of redemption. My debt was wiped clean, and I want so desperately to follow His calling on my life.
I have made sinful decisions that hurt the people I love, and I have been hurt in situations since, but I know that Jesus is working and bringing good from my brokenness. My testimony is one of sin and mercy and a Savior’s arms wide open and pursuing daily, intentions and actions that reflect a heart redeemed.