The word is “You cannot serve two Gods”, but she tried to. Not knowing the “Godly” walk, Rafaela was in the midst of taking a long journey with her new husband who would eventually face 7-14 years in prison. As she asked God to help her through her voyage, she took a wrong turn, became the devil’s advocate and served him instead. Struggling to be the wife of an inmate who was an Atheist, a mother to her stepson, an entrepreneur, and a NYC Sanitation employee; Rafaela turned into a Hustler by night. Taking on her husband’s business, she turned out to be ruthless and a person she thought she’d never become. Rafaela was rough, rugged and raw; living life like a “Soprano”. She never thought it would end but in 1998 Rafaela grew very ill; an illness that knocked her off her feet.
Through it all, Rafaela still managed to serve the devil while continuing to live the fabulous life. She had everything a girl could dream of; a new house, fancy cars, mink coats, designer clothes and shoes…lets also not forget the expensive handbags, and stacks of cash. Whatever Rafaela wanted, she got! But when the “Master” that rules took it all away, it came down hard and fast. By forgetting who was in charge of all of her blessings, Rafaela experienced a tremendous downfall in her life.