My name is Gina Marie Wood. My life came to a drastic stop in 2006. I was an emotional wreck because my marriage was failing. I emotionally couldn’t handle the pain. Instead of reaching out for help from God, family, and friends I sought cocaine and crack. I lost the career that I had worked so hard to earn. I lost my home animals and myself. I made a poor decision and on January 17th, 2007 I met a dope boy and put myself in a very dangerous situation. To make a long story short I was involved in 4 robberies. I lost my freedom that day. I spent 1 year in Montgomery county jail and was allowed to come to Fresh Start Women’s Program. Before coming I didn’t know about God and all His miracles. I truly felt unworthy of His love. Day by day in this program I began to learn that God forgave me for wrongs and that He loved me. I learned the neccessary tools to stay sober. I thank Fresh Start for showing me how to truly love me. I did go back to prison to finish the time out on my sentence but I was able to have hope and encouragement for a better life. I served 3 1/2 years in jail and prison. I was released in 2010. Ms. Peggy Bowie believed in me and saw something in me. As of January 17th 2012 I have been clean and sober for 5 years. I moved away from my hometown of Clarksville and I let God lead my life today. I am newly married, nice car, new house, and positive influences in my life. I thank God everyday and I’m grateful for a second chance.
Gina M. Wood