My name is Albertina Clay-Downing and I was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri. I am the twelfth child of Pastor Albert Clay, Sr. and late Pastor Mildred Clay. I am the wife of Pastor Andre Downing, a mother of nine children, a counselor, a teacher, community helper, an author, and a Pastor. I am anything but ordinary. I have faced many challenges in my life and its only by the grace of God that I am still here. I hope this book will encourage you to hold on to God’s unchanging hand. I pray that all those who read this book will be ignited in the change that is about to come their way. I never thought I would be strong enough to write a second book, but God gave me the strength to tell my story so others can live without excuses and use their faith to go through the phases of life.