Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Better late than never!

I'm linking up with the Blog Everyday in May challenge and am going to share the story of my life so far in 250 words...ish.

I was born in Texas, moved to Germany, and settled in Idaho. I lived with my mom and dad until their divorce. My dad was in and out of my life. I knew he loved me, but just couldn't stay put in one place, moving often. He married a woman when I was 10 and my little brother was born afterwards, much to my delight. I always have loved kids, especially babies.

I lived with my mom and older brother, and my mom worked so hard to care and provide for us as a single mom. We went to church but didn't talk much about Jesus at home, and I don't remember praying as a family ever.

After my mom got remarried, I went to high school and was a cheerleader. I struggled with my weight and with an eating disorder for two years. I struggled with insecurity and never felt enough. Not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, etc. I didn't walk with The Lord for a few years and it wasn't until I was in my early twenties I learned a life changing truth: God wasn't mad at me. I learned God was a God of grace.

God blessed me by bringing my wonderful boyfriend into my life in June of 2012 as well as a wonderful group of girl friends I had been praying for. Also in 2012 I landed a job in Human Resources and was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and have had my faith tested and grown as I learned to lean on God and shine his light in the midst of my circumstances.

2 comments:

  1. I love this! I'm linking up too starting tomorrow! Fun!

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  2. Can't wait to read the rest of your posts this month! :-)

    xoxo Miss ALK
    http://missalk1994.blogspot.com

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