“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:2-3 (NIV)
Joyfully frustrated. Oxymoron, huh? Not really. It is a battle that rages within me daily. LIFE is challenging! I try to be happy, try to look for the good in people and situations, try to do what’s “right”, try to love others. Let me tell you….IT’S A CHALLENGE.
Let’s start with a little background on myself. I am a 45 year old woman. Mother to a son (almost 18), a daughter (almost 17), and another daughter (almost 11). Wife to a husband for the past 23 years. My oldest and youngest are both adopted. It took five years and four surgeries to become pregnant with my middle child.
Throughout my life, I have experienced MANY MANY struggles. No more than anyone else, I’m sure. To name a few: infertility, infidelity, business owner, loss of friends, financial difficulties, many hospital stays, and the list goes on and on and on and on…….
However, through those challenges, I try to look for the joy and blessings. GOD HAS BEEN GOOD TO ME! He has blessed me with a beautiful family, lots of friends, a beautiful home…just to name a few.
Throughout this blog, I plan to share my daily adventures…in hopes to provide readers with laughs, tears, and encouragement. From this blog, I hope to receive encouragement, prayers, stories from others… and maybe even a new AVON customer 😂.
Take care….and thank you.
”Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” 2 Corinthians 9:15 (NIV)