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Shelbey is a daughter of Christ, wife, stay at home momma to an almost one year old, full time college student, blogger, reader, writer, lover of the smell of rain, cherisher of handmade things and creative dreamer.

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  1. WOW What a story!!

    God helped me find my joy also. I was “older 35-39”, single and wanting to get married. While at a planning meeting for a mission trip – my friend’s daughter got me on to Yahoo Personals.

    Long story short nothing was happening so one day at work I just threw a pencil down and gave it all to God. Shortly after that he sent me a wonderful man whom I cherish. After only 10 weeks of dating we married and have been “Happily Ever After” for 7 years now.

  2. I’m going through the same exact thing right now. Two months ago a relationship ended that I had also lost myself in. For two years I loved him and gave him everything, including who I was. Now…I’m in the dark, discovering who I am again. I long for a relationship built on mutual love and acceptance, but it seems like I can’t heal from the last one. It’s hard to believe there is anything/anybody else out there. I am hiding from the world and only spending my time working and trying to find God on a deeper level. I know how you felt about not being able to get out of the dark!

    Thanks for your encourgement. I needed it today. 🙂

  3. Sometimes that is how I feel. Like I lost myself.
    Like I need to discover who I am again.
    I am working on that although the situation I am in is not neccessarily one I can get out of so am finding myself in the Lord in the middle of the storm. He is faithful. Always there for me. Hoping to one day truly feel like I am able to be ME again.
    What wonderful encouragement that there is healing and hope.

  4. The most common question I have asked people I trust in my life right now is : “Who am I?” I do not remember who I am, but more importantly I’m not sure I want to remember who I was. I know I dont want to replicate that person back into my current life. It took 3 years of hard work, learning, etc. and I finally wrote my ‘story’ again for myself from my own perspective NOW. I compared it to what I have written the past 3 years-eye opening! What I learned was the answer to that question and it wasn’t the answer I was looking for but I like it much better. I am God’s daughter! That is what I have to keep focusing on or else the rest will pull me back down!