In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the past experiences that shaped you. ~Sprinkle of Jesus~

Is the past, the past or is it still effecting your present and your future? When you think of the past regarding your life, do you think immediately of positive or negative experiences? Or the choices you DID or DID NOT make?  It takes a lifetime to fully understand who you are, what your purpose is and to truly love yourself. I am still on that journey of finding myself and being happy with not only my choices over life but understanding how the past experiences have shaped me.  Some may deal with a traumatic past experience and those experiences in most cases are suppressed to avoid dealing with the pain of the trauma. But I have learned to SIT in my truth and found that it has shaped me to be the person I am today.  In my spiritual journey, I have become transparent allowing GOD to use me as a vessel to minister my experiences to those currently in need.  I have discovered that my experiences have not been just for me but for others as well.  When I found out I was pregnant at 19 years old, I was fearful of judgement, disappointment, disbelief and grief. However, the love I felt when I first saw my child was unimaginable but only GOD knew that the trials and tribulations of being a young parent would make me far more resilient than I would have ever been if I didn’t have that responsibility so early in my life.  God TRUSTED me to go through what I went through to shape me to be FORD TOUGH and a living example to other young mothers, single mothers, working mothers etc… that even though the roads are bumpy having faith will lead you to victory!

1 Corinthians 10:13   No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

“Detours do not cancel your destiny”

Many of us feel we need to be at a certain place in life by a certain age to be considered successful or established. Myself, being one of those persons.  I never looked at where I was in those present moments in life as successful. I always felt like I was chasing something, a dream, but was unaware what “the dream” was.  Being unaware caused me not to appreciate and enjoy the present moment.  I compared myself to my peers or old classmates and second guessed my life decisions.  Yes, I knew I was a dedicated and loving parent, however I didn’t associate that with life success.  Every year that went felt as though I was loosing time to be successful but no idea in what.  Here I am now 40 years old, my bad 41 years old ( after 40 you loose count LOL) starting a business.  The process of starting the business has been so fulfilling. So far it has been too good to be true. I am not sure where this journey will lead me but I am glad I didn’t allow the detours I’ve had in life allow me to believe that I cannot strive for more regardless of age.  Never settle or give up on your dreams, even if you are not quite sure what it is… GOD will make it clear when it is time.

Welcome to Yellow Rose Cosmetics

Welcome to Yellow Rose Cosmetics, my name is Ava-Michelle Hicks and I am delighted that you have visited my website .   I look forward to you enjoying the different looks your lashes will provide to you and the feeling you will receive when your beauty is enhanced.  I started Yellow Rose Cosmetics because I am a firm believer of “you feel the way you look”! If throwing on a pair of lashes makes you feel like a diamond in the ruff then ” DO YOU”!