Life Transformation: Teri D
Signing up for WOW! was definitely a “God thing” for me. I remember it like it was yesterday. I was vacationing in California with my mom and had stepped inside to take a break from the hot sun. For some reason (God thing), I decided to get on Lutheran Church of Hope’s website to look at class opportunities. I had previously seen the WOW retreat offered, but it was full. Lo and behold, when I looked that day, there was an opening. I knew it was meant for me.
Before I started WOW!, I was lost, sad and lonely. I had experienced some traumatic experiences in my early and mid 20s which resulted in self-hate (How could I let this happen?), anger with God (How could He let me feel this way?) and hopelessness (Is my life ever going to get better?).
After my first WOW! retreat, I felt such a connection to the women I was grouped with and the idea behind WOW, that I was ready to sign up for the course. I truly believe that it was the best thing I have ever done for myself, and it was just what I needed at that time in my life.
The connections I made with my coach and the other women in my group were invaluable. I learned that is it ok to feel the way I feel and that I deserve to process my feelings. WOW! made me realize that I truly am worthy, loved and beautiful – just the way I am. After all, God doesn’t make junk.
Since completing the three WOW! books, I am a changed woman. I started to love myself again – negative self-talk and masking my feelings is a thing of the past. I started to love God again and put my trust back in Him. I gained more confidence than I have had in years and even designed and built my first house six months ago – which I never would have been able to do prior to taking WOW!
I would recommend the WOW! courses to all women. ALL WOMEN. Investing in yourself is the best investment you can make for yourself, your friends and your family!