For The First Time

I bought a Giving Key for myself in October after I witnessed a key being given away at a women's retreat. My word was Courage.

This past July I ended my relationship with my then fiance, who I had been with for a total of five years. After walking away, I felt instant relief but I knew I still had a hard road ahead. I wore my key daily, hoping to someday give it to someone who had been through a very similar experience with manipulation and control.

However, this past week I was on an experiential learning trip with some students (I'm a teacher at a Christian school), and I gave my key to a student who bravely asked me to pray with her to accept Christ into her heart for the first time. As I was praying with her I just knew that I would give her my key. She loved it and put it on right away.

It brought me so much joy to pass my key on to her and know that she would be looking for another opportunity to pass it on. A few days later, I went to a local shop that sells Giving Keys to buy a new one, so that I will have something to give the next time the moment is right.

After I had purchased a bracelet with the word "Trust," I was perusing the shop when I heard my name being spoken. I poked my head around the corner and saw another student who was on our trip. She had come in with her mom to buy a Giving Key!

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