A pink roseI am Still a Rose, LLC, was created in January 2015 to inspire women of all walks of life.  Life can be challenging and sometimes, many of us have no clue as to how to get back on track.  Tonya Barbee, the founder of IASAR, a devoted mother of four, grandmother to seven, made a decision to never let a challenge weigh her down to the point that she would give up.

In her first book, “the Little Girl Inside Owning My Role in MY Own Pain,” she illustrates a painful journey about facing the ultimate betrayal after eight years of marriage.  And this was her fourth marriage that she thought would last a lifetime.  Growing up, she thought she would be married to the same gentleman for the rest of her life.  She thought her young fairy tale life would remain the same for her as an adult.  Early on she realized this was not the case but she persevered.  She never gave up on love.

Instead of succumbing to the sadness of her failed marriages, she decided to trust God more and to share her challenges with others with the hopes of helping them through their hardships.  She’s faced so many herself.  Her mission is the use IASAR to impact many lives through her writing, plays, speaking engagements, newsletters, blog, and products.

So many of us are faced with heavy burdens regarding raising families, trying to pay the bills, dealing with divorce, broken hearts, cheating spouses, molestations, child abuse, rape, drug/alcohol abuse, homelessness, and the list goes on.  With God, it’s nothing we cannot accomplish!  Stay tuned for more additional resources to help you get through it.

But as you go through it, make this an affirmation, no matter what challenges you are faced with, repeatedly say to yourself (and others),

I am Still a Rose