Always Good Enough is based on my true life story, and how the past plays a role in characteristics that we exhibit, especially when I found out that I was born out of Rape. My parents had instilled in me the importance of putting God first in my life. I discovered on this journey the depth of some of those personality characteristics, and how they played a role in shaping my future. I also discovered why I repeat over and over many of the same mistakes.
My hope for the reader is that they will recognize some of the tendencies that many of us exhibit, and then seek to understand them with the help of God. I was led to a ministry called Wellsprings. This ministry opened my eyes to the reasons I had such competitive tendencies. It was born of an innate desire to fit in, and be at the top of my game so that nobody would look down on me or my children. I was driven by fear of not feeling good enough. When I enrolled at Wellsprings, they helped me understand the power of generational curses and strongholds, and how we can be born into them. Knowledge is power and the truth will set you free!
As my story unfolded, I discovered through a series of events that my birth parents were not 15 like I had been told. My mother was 28 and married, with 5 other children. I knew I was adopted at a young age and so was my brother, Keith. Several cousins on my dad’s side would remind Keith and I that we were not “real family.” Now, don’t get me wrong. I had a wonderful adoption story from Bethany Home. I was a baby, and couldn’t have had better parents if I had picked them myself.
The truth is that my quest to find the key to my story includes many different twists and turns. Some were devastating, but others were pure joy. In the end, I realized that God’s timing is perfect. He truly is the author of my story. Nobody could just make this stuff up! One of the things that will help me complete my “story” will be finding my birth father. But I also realize that God is my father! The founder of “Save the 1,” pro-life attorney/speaker Rebecca Kiessling, has a T-shirt that says: “I took a DNA TEST. GOD is my FATHER!”
After first finding out I was born of rape, I then learned I had 5 siblings…holy cow – what a ride! I am blessed that my beautiful mother, Johanna, was here by my side every day of this crazy introduction into my family! My intended reader is anyone who has faced feelings of not being good enough, rejection, and abandonment, as well as anyone who has been adopted, and wondered more about your story. My hope is that anyone who has faced feelings of not being good enough needs to know that we all have a Father in Heaven that says we are!
And, to those of you that are adopted and think that you have been “given away,” or tossed to the side like yesterday’s trash, realize that God is the author of every story and he may be saving you from something that could be much worse! Your story is truly authored by God. Please know that we are all CHILDREN OF THE KING and that he knew us BEFORE we were born! And we most certainly are Always Good Enough! So, come to the table that God has prepared and tell your story. We are ALL welcomed there!
Always remember, like Toby Mac said: “Don’t be afraid to tell your story because it might be the key that unlocks somebody else’s prison.” Join me on this journey where God’s revelation changed my life forever, and ultimately helped me realize that we are “ALWAYS GOOD ENOUGH.”
This is an amazing story how it unfolded, and I was there and didn’t realize you were reporting new information freshly finding out these things about your life.
– Nancy Witt Teacher/Author/Coworker
Your story is clearly told and expresses your message (choosing life) well. It will appeal a lot to your many friends and family members, since you focus so largely on your family–they’ll get to learn more about you, your extended family, and the family histories, which are often traumatic and dramatic. Hopefully it will sway some minds in a positive direction.
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Peggy is married to Kevin Jenkins and they have two children and five grandchildren. She considered herself a Pro-Life nurse with a possible exception of rape/incest ….. until she met herself. This is a story of how God opened her eyes and her heart to truly be Pro-Life – No exception/No compromise … ever.
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