I have been married for 28 years. Was it always easy sailing? ahh..No. ! But we have made it this far and are still in love.
We have 6 amazing, incredible, beautiful children. They make my world go round and round. Was motherhood always easy? HECK NO!! Loads of blogs coming on that one.. :)
We also have our first grandson, Eli. He is a divine creature (of course!) and warms my heart :)
Port Macquarie is our home on the East Coast of N.S.W., Australia. We are truly blessed to live right across the road from the most stunning beaches in N.S.W. They are at our front door and at our back door. They are clean and pretty and a place of solice and healing for me.
I have been a Christian for around 26 years. I met a real, loving and powerful God who changed my life forever. He is the foundation of everything I am, love and hope to be. So much to say on this too!!
I am a people person. I have done loads of speaking around our state, sharing my story in churches, at functions and conferences. I have spoken at Parliament House, where my husband was a senior politician for many years. I love to take people's hands and help them to their feet; speak love to their hearts and encourage them on.
Despite this, I struggle daily with the effects of childhood PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). My journey of healing is far from over. I still have panic attacks, anxiety and depression. Having been through 10 years of sexual abuse (as a child), I was left with debilitating mental health issues which I am only coming to terms with in this later part of my life.
Join me as I share all sorts of real, personal stories, my private moments of pain and my happy times too.
Please gather your friends, family and anyone that comes to mind that needs an encouraging hands up.
Love to you.
"Oh, what a beautiful, powerful meeting at Diamond Lounge this evening. Cathy Stoner spoke with an incredible voice of authority & compassion. What a stunning woman of God she is!"
"Thanks for the message at Nowra City Church this morning. It really spoke to my wife and I."
"That was such a powerful testimony you shared last night Cathy. It really touched my heart & has encouraged me to keep going with the things God has for my life. You were such a blessing to have at our church. A.J."
I'm an Intern and youth leader and loved your story. Man, what an inspiration. Thanks so much for taking the time to come & speak.