M. Irene Louis

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M. Irene Louis

I was born and raised at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in northern Colorado. I am now living in a form of probationary restraint in southern Missouri. No, I did not break any civil laws. However, I'm on probation here from living the life I set out to live years ago as I am learning lessons I refused in my stubborn self-reliance of youth. Simply put, I'm taking this chapter in my life with a stride and a sense of humor. Hindsight being 20/20 I have always thought there was much more to me than there is. I was the ultimate savior and the most impatient person, thinking I could do things in life much better and faster than even God Himself. Now, I see I am only one person who is only in control of me and the job of Savior was long taken and done well by the only Savior given onto this earth - it's Creator. I have a purpose, though some days I'm not sure exactly what it is. I do know I have learned much in my life's experiences and I have shared my story with many through the course of the last few years. I pray I will continue to be of value and service to those persons I come in contact with even if that contact is for a brief moment, a simple reason, a season or a life time. I have been encouraged by many supportive friends and family members who have read my writings, who have spent many hours listening to my rants and raves, laughs and tears. I have had a positive influence on others who have walked in similar pathways to reach the point of 'rock bottom' in their own lives. I have much to share yet I too have much to continue learning and I most especially enjoy learning and sharing together with others who are on a path to find peace, serenity and happiness in their own lives - men and women alike. I have two wonderful sons who walk beside me. One is a graduating senior who happens to have a multitude of 'limitations'. He doesn't let these limitations stop him from appreciating the wonder of each new day he is given. He embraces happiness and the beauty of life in a way that many of us can only imagine having within us. My youngest is entirely a mirror of his mother. He is junior me, mini-me. I pray though, that he has learned more at his age better than I learned through the many years it took me to get to this point in my life. I am a student at a renowned university. I am studying religion and will pursue the highest degree reasonably attainable considering all the other ventures I have occurring in my life. I am majoring in religious studies, focusing on ministerial counseling with a minor in sociology. Finally, I am a friend, a lover, a fighter, a survivor. I am a daughter, niece, granddaughter, sister, mother and I hope to some day be a grandmother. I am an ex-wife, a co-worker, a former supervisor, former trainer and former manger. I am a student, a teacher, a child, a parent, a partner, a leader, a follower and a comrade. I am many things but most importantly I am me and that is uniquely wondrous in itself!

Stories by M. Irene Louis

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The truth about control is that as a person I desire it. I want to know that I have my hands firmly on the wheel of my car of life and I will get to...
Truth comes in various subjective forms when it comes from mankind. When I speak of my truth it is mine. It may or may not line up entirely with the...
I know that the Lord will defend the rights of those who are oppressed and the cause of those who are needy. Psalm 140:12 Introduction It...