Every situation of adversity presents two possibilities, danger or opportunity. The choices we make, under those circumstances, can lead to infinite consequences which are capable of determining, sometimes unalterably, the trajectory of our lives. Thus, we are not always as helpless as we sometimes like to think. There is always a choice. Through experiences of personal adversity, precipitated by a motherless childhood, this author was able to make the choice to rise from the rubbles of extreme emotional distress to become a huge ray of light in the lives of many otherwise hopeless widows and orphans. The goal of this author is to be that voice which enables you to realize the enormous power that lies within your hands to shape your destiny. This incredible story of triumph through tragedy will enable you to see that although we cannot change where or how the story of our lives begin, we can always change the way it will end.
Kingsley Chukwuemeka Ihejirika is a Catholic priest, born in Nigeria and has been working in the Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut since the past 10 years. He holds a few Master’s Degrees in Philosophy, Theology, Religious Education and Bioethics, from Imo State University, Nigeria and the Pontifical Regina Apostolorum University in Rome. He also holds a PhD from the Pontifical Urban University in Rome. Currently, Reverend Ihejirika is half way through a Master’s program in clinical Mental Health Counseling, at the Divine Mercy University in Virginia USA.