“Get back up and try again.” When I hear those words, I think of this woman. Meet Christina, our most recent Crossing the Jordan graduate.

Recently, I’ve been studying the word strong-willed. It’s often associated with being headstrong, confident, stubborn, assertive, independent, and demanding. This may just be the best description of our dear Christina. (She’s working on the stubborn and headstrong parts.)

Christina takes matters into her own hands and doesn’t get caught up in what people think about her. She’s a trailblazer, working towards the greater good for her children and the people around her. She really is a force to be reckoned with and you most definitely want Christina on your team in a competition. Don’t let her tiny frame fool you, this lady is tough as nails and equally just as loving and caring.

A mother of three, Christina is passionate about supporting her children and works hard to provide for their sports and summer camps; anything to pour into them what she never received as a child. Her youngest son is a natural athlete and you’ll find Christina at every game and practice. Her daughter is her spitting image with an identical personality. Her oldest son is set to graduate high school this year.

For a very long time, Christina was stuck in the cycle of defeat. She would do well, very well and then the cycle of failure would begin again. This last time, she had lost her children. Alone and hopeless, she had finally hit rock bottom. Christina was determined that no matter what it took, she was going to live life. She put one foot in front of the other and did the next thing towards complete and total change.

It took all she had to walk back into the doors of Crossing the Jordan again. She had left once before. Humbled, she asked for another chance and we were all here with arms open wide. This time Christina never looked back. It wasn’t easy but she kept fighting to be reunited with her children. The children are home with her now and there is literally nothing that will stop this woman from accomplishing her goals. Her vision is to be a transformation coach and train others like she has been trained.

I get chills when I think of how hard she worked to get where she is today. This 5’2, 110 lb woman held her head high through it all. She would get knocked down and it only would take her a split second to hop back up on her feet. Christina inspires me every single day. Her unwavering faith and strength remind me of how far we all have come. I am proud to call her my soul sister and friend and it is with great joy to watch this seed that was once undone begin to finally bloom!

“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression it must come completely undone. The shell cracks. The insides come out, everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.”

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