Update from Latrivia Welch

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I’ve had quite the month.  When you think of the word “victorious” what comes to mind?  For me, it’s being able to accomplish goals and stand in the face of adversity and speak His words to dominate the evil trying to attack me. No weapon formed shall prosper.   Is that deep?  Well, so is life.  It often helps with my writing and it helps me stay grounded.  This month, my husband and I were about to announce the soon-to-be arrival of a new little member of our family.  We were at the 12-week mark and then at the doctor’s office while trying to get a better look at our little baby, we discovered that his/her little heart had stopped and we would have to heal and try again.  It was hard. I remember the shock that overcame me and hearing Bruce cry in the background while holding my stepson.  Tears.  So many tears and so much adversity.  But I spoke His praises despite my pain.  Thank you, Lord for taking away the sting of death.  Our little angel is gone to heaven.  And I believe that He will bless us again.  Still, it left me feeling a little blue.  Then two weeks later, this last Thursday, while trying to leaving my office after a long and trying day, I heard the distinct sound of a hand gun behind me.  Two rounds.  I searched my purse, but my keys were at the bottom of it. No time.  So, I turned to find a co-worker who was standing frozen in fear.  The bullets were still whizzing.  I pushed her inside of her car, dove into her back seat and called the police.  911 was busy. So I called my husband.  His only words were, “I’m on my way.” He called dispatch and headed straight to me.  Two weeks ago, my baby died.  Thursday, I almost died, just being in the wrong place at the wrong time while some couple got into it on our premises or whatever.  God is good.  He kept me.  And although I should feel shook up, I’m only grateful for another day.  Funny, I was just telling my mother that. I told her that the real blessing in this life was to wake up and have another day.  And boy, did my words resonate with me over the weekend.  But it hasn’t stopped me. None of it.  If anything, it’s made my purpose and drive clearer and given me one more testimony. I have many.  So, I’m happy to share this with you.  Gabriel’s Regret is going to be a great book, one of a man coming of age in his own right.  I’m going to enjoy this book and every other that I write, because I have a great LIFE and I’m living it.

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  1. I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. I’m sending positive thoughts your way and wish you and your husband the best.

  2. Praying for you and your family, our father doesn’t make mistake you and your husband will have another little angel and your here for a reason. Continued to bestowed blessings upon you and yours.

  3. Hi Mrs Welch. Thank you for the update on the book. Though its only the beginning im excited for the book to come out and get Gabriel’s full story. I dont imagine it will end well for Briggy though in the future. I feel like im going to really fall in love with Gabriel because he is about to come into his own man now and truly show who he can be. I still love Anatoly though. lol….. Thank you for sharing your personal issues with us. Im so sorry for you and your families lost. Im sure you’ve heard this before but no matter how hard something gets or how much we dont understand it, God truly has a purpose and reason for everything that we go through in life and never gives us more than we can handle. 🙂 I will keep you in my prayers and im sure God will bless you both with another beautiful little gift again.

  4. Through all you been through you never wavered in your faith. May god continue to bless you.

  5. My heart goes out to you and your family. God is good and may his light shine upon you an yours every blessed day.

  6. Thank You for sharing. My prayers are with you.

  7. Wow.. Sweetheart I’m so sorry to hear about your baby, That was very emotional for me to read so I can only imagine how it was for you and your husband to go through that type of pain of losing a child whether he is 12wks or 12yrs it still hurt and the pain is still the same and the shooting on top of that. Well I guess its true what they say “that in order to have an testimony for first need to go through a test” I pray that the good Lord continue to bless you and your family and Thank You for sharing such a private moment with your readers. I’m sure that you have touched someone with your words. God Bless.

  8. Gosh, I just want to hug you after reading this. God is good and He does awesome things. I don’t know you but I am so grateful for His hedge of protection over you, in keeping you, and encouraging you to share this for we overcome by the words of our testimony! Be blessed. You’re in my prayers!

    • Thank you so much, Candice. God is definitely awesome and kind in His ever arching love. Your hug is well received and appreciated. Thank you so much.

  9. Thank God for his grace and mercy. So glad you are well. Praying for prosperity and continued joy in your life. I love your books and i am a huge fan. Keep up the great work! God bless!!

    • Yes, HE is so very good to me. I’m grateful everyday for my life and his protection over it. Thanks so much, Charita for your support and your kind words.
      Latrivia


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