I’m 27 years old. I have the most beautiful 5-year-old daughter. My drug addiction is unfortunately the primary cause as to why I have spent countless months either incarcerated or in a rehab facility over the last 4 years. However, this last year has been different. I was clean for almost a year and in a drug court. Well, 3 weeks shy of a year clean I picked up again. There went the snowball effect, and here I sit again. This will be my longest stint in jail and by far the longest time away from my daughter and family. I feel like a broken record and I know my family feels the same way…I have admitted defeat several times. My addiction has whooped me time and time again. This time I want to beat it and do whatever it takes to remain clean and sober. My daughter not only deserves her momma, but she screams for me, inside and out. My baby loves me through and through, and I have still hung the moon in her eyes. That feeling is unexplainable. I deserve to feel joy and excitement when I talk about her or being her momma, not pain and disappointment. God’s grace is the only reason I’m still here. I can’t give up now, and I refuse to give in. I am going to break this cycle and make my daughter proud.
Brandy has woven these dreams into the purses she has created.
Brandy’s Black/Brown Leather Purse:
My dream is simple. I want to be the best momma I can be. I dream of living a simple, yet healthy and meaningful life. I want to help others and show my daughter that life is worth living for and with God’s grace and love anything is possible. No matter what, keep pushing forward. Our past does not define us.
Brandy’s White Purse:
My dream is to become everything I have always wanted to be. Starting with being a woman of faith, courage and perseverance. Only I can determine what to do with the cards I have been dealt in life. I dream of passing the same strength that my momma taught me down to my own daughter. There is absolutely nothing in this world that can stand in the way of my dreams – only my own self. Therefore, I’m going to let Jesus take the wheel.
Brandy’s Magazine Purse
My 3rd DW bag is dedicated to my Lord and Savior Jesus. Today is Good Friday and Easter this Sunday. Jesus died on the cross for my sins. I’m forever grateful to have a God who is so forgiving and loving. My dream is to continue to share God’s grace with others. My world is not falling apart. It’s falling into place.
Brandy’s Large 10x4 magazine purse
This is my 5th purse I’ve made in DreamWeave in roughly 7 weeks of class. I have to say, I’m very proud of myself. My dream is to stay just as focused on my sobriety and being the best momma I can be when I go home. Thank you DreamWeave!
Brandy’s Music Note Purse
My DW dream is to be the uplifting support to my best friend Ashley. She is really going through it, and I just want to be there for her. I know God intended for me to help others, so therefore my dream is to simply be the light for my best friend during this dark time in her life.
Brandy’s Comic Book with Blue Interior
My dream is to live a healthy and happy life with my daughter. I want to share God’s love with others and do my part in making this world a better place for my daughter’s generation.
Brandy’s Red, White, Blue independence Day purse
I have a very special dream for this purse. My dream is for a one-time cure for addiction – especially drug and alcohol addiction. As God’s children, we deserve to be totally free from any bondage. Drug and alcohol addiction is a growing problem, and it’s done enough damage in this world.
Brandy’s Blue Jean Purse
Wow. DW purse #7. My dream is to share my story with others. Grace is what has carried me this far. God’s grace has allowed me another chance at life. I know my purpose is to spread this grace and love to other women who have been where I’ve been.