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Sharon is a homeschooling mama of four children here on earth and three in heaven. She is a wife, speaker, educator, photographer, and author who writes for publications such as Relevant Magazine. Horses are her happy place, and she is thankful that Jesus redeems even the hardest journeys.

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  1. Sharon,

    So sorry you have to go through life in a wheelchair. Thank you for allowing others to help you. Some of us out there were made to be assistants. We get our joy form cooking, cleaning & doing for others. If I lived close to you there would be a meal or two each month. Life here on Earth is hard & can be unfair. We will never completely understand struggles & trials. Why does God allow some to suffer while others do not? I have asked that question lately. My 90 yr. FIL had stage III bladder cancer surgery this year & lived. He is doing ok. Explain then why my elderly neighbor’s last living son died of spinal cancer. Now she only has her young granddaughter & grandson-in-law to care for her & she has dementia. His ways & thoughts are higher than ours. We will never know these answers this side of Heaven. This we know-He is a loving God who is with us during our trials & tribulations.

    Blessings 🙂

    • “This we know, He is a loving God who is with us” – So true Beth and that is what I hold onto. Thank you for your kind and wise words. Sending you love!

  2. Thank you for these words. I am a cancer survivor looking at a reoccurrence — tests proceeding. Prayers for you as you move forward and many thanks for these words to read on this particular morning.

    • I’m so sorry to hear this Becky, but your faith and courage inspire me. I’m grateful that God could use my words and connect us at just the right time. I will be praying for you, and my heart is with you

  3. Sharon, my heart is weighed down with grief yet also buoyed with hope by your story. Isn’t that the story we all live? Juggling the undeniable pain and undeniable beauty of this world, this one precious life we get to live. Thank you for inviting us into your journey. I’m so sorry for your suffering. I’m so grateful for your faith. Thank you for your family’s service. Such a gift to host your words at (in)courage today.

    • Thank you so much for your kind and caring words Becky! The way you described our journey is beautiful and true. I’m grateful for this opportunity to share my story with others, and I have received so much encouragement in doing so. God brings good even in the hardest moments, and He wastes nothing. These past six months have been a challenge I never thought I would face, but I’m incredibly thankful to be reunited with my husband now. It was quite a transition, but we are blessed to have each other, and I will share more words and photos of the homecoming soon xoxo

  4. Sharon, I’m so proud of you for sharing your hard and beautiful story once again. I’m praying for you in this new season, my friend. Thank you for inviting us into the vulnerable so we can remember a God who loves us through all things!

    • Dorina, thank you friend! You have been such an encouragement and inspiration to me to keep sharing my story even when it’s a hard journey. You model this yourself, and I know you have helped so many women. Thank you for your prayers, they mean the world to me!

  5. Sharon, words can’t describe what I experience when I read your posts. This young woman that so many years ago I babysat for, has become a tower of strength and a blessing in ways none of us expected. And the Lord bless you, too.

    • Awww Vicki thank you! Your sweet words are a treasure to me, and it’s wonderful to hear a familiar voice and think back on all the memories 🙂

  6. Sharon you have opened my eyes with your words. We often question what is really happening to me. Five years ago I was diagnosed with colon cancer. What an incredibly scary experience that was. I prayed and asked God how do I go forward. After surgery I started chemo. My boss where I worked suggested I take medical leave. I said no thanks. I was able to wear my chemo in a pack to work. I didn’t realize at the time how God would use that. Most customers at the bank never realized what it was. Others were very loving and encouraging thru those seven months. What I learned later was many co-workers would be helped by my working thru chemo it. Many saw stubbornness, what I saw was God giving me strength. He helped me not to be overwhelmed with self pity. I thank Him for His grace to keep trying. I thank you for your courage to be an encourager. I now see that is how He has continued to use my journey the last five years. I have been told now I am cancer free. I intend to continue helping others struggling with cancer. I love reading your honest words. They fill my heart with hope for your journey to healing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings to you and your family.

    • Wow Christine, I am left speechless by your story. You are a true inspiration, and it is amazing how God has worked in and through you. Congrats, I am so happy to hear that you are cancer free! I know you are going to continue to inspire and encourage others, and I am deeply grateful that you shared with me and are praying for me xoxo