The Start of A New Chapter

Life, Personal

  1. Trudi says:

    I have missed your blog and the beauty you share with others. What bravery it took to expose your heart here, now. I hope that vulnerability is met with compassion and grace. God has such an amazing way of meeting us right where we are, with what we have, and provides just what we need. May this new season bring growth and renewed intimacy with the One who loves you most.

  2. Sarah says:

    As someone who just went through a divorce in the new year as well, one word to you – CONGRATS, on making it through. You did it. Time to take a long, deep breath.

  3. Pattie says:

    I have missed your blog but it is understandable that you needed this time to heal and reflect. It is said that God never gives us more than we can handle. I hope that your faith sustains you going forward. Thank you for your post explaining things and I wish you peace going forward. You are in my prayers.

  4. Tami says:

    I have missed reading your blog posts. You are one of my favorites for sure! I’m glad to hear that you are starting a new chapter in your life, although I’m sure it was a difficult journey to this point. Thank you for your openness.

  5. Kathy says:

    Welcome back! You have been missed dearly!

  6. Brocanteuserose says:

    I’ve been through a divorce and starting all over, as hard as this is/was you survived and you will thrive. Hugs

  7. Lanita Anderson says:

    Thank you for so openly and honestly sharing your heart….I can only imagine how difficult that was! Praying God will bless you with wisdom and discernment in the days ahead and that He will encourage you every step of the way!

  8. Mae says:

    I am sorry for all you have been through. You are still standing and you are stronger than ever! You are still you! Beautiful, smart, strong and a child of The King! Love yourself like the Lord loves you and wake up each day knowing God walks with you, every step.

  9. Katherine says:

    You are strong and blessed with insight and a huge eye for design. I know you’ll take that strength and make the future bright.
    Keep smiling!

  10. Amy Salazar says:

    I was just thinking about you and your blog, I’m so happy you are back, stay strong and know you have all your fans cheering you on, keep going!!✌?

  11. Melissa says:

    Welcome back. I know I have missed your blog posts. I’m sorry 2018 started off rough but here’s to finishing off 2018 on a high note.

  12. Connie Dees says:

    So sorry God is a loving God and I know that everything will get better. Connie

  13. Good Luck to a wonderful blogger. Keep your head up, keep listening to your God and following his will…hugs sweetie.

  14. Rose says:

    Dear sweet Shayna ~
    I’m so truly sad for everything you have been going through. Being so sick at Christmas and then going through such an awful time with your marriage.
    God truly has a plan, and I believe it’s very big plans for you.
    You are one of the sweetest bloggers I follow. I’m glad you are at peace with your decision.
    Welcome back Shayna. God bless you always.
    Much love,
    Rose

  15. Karen says:

    I have missed you and was so happy to hear from you today. I am saddened to hear how the year started and the end of a marriage. I’m twice divorced – both times with children and with or without children divorce is painful. I’m so sorry. I hope as one chapter ends for you another, brighter and happier one begins. It sounds like you are off to a good start! In the meantime, don’t apologize for being silent. You need to take care of you and your feelings and how your life is changing. We will be here waiting for you when you are ready. You look gorgeous in these photos, by the way. Even in the midst of great sadness and the unknown, you look amazing and your heart is showing. Prayers for you and what is to come.

  16. Maureen says:

    While I just started receiving your blog and do not know you well, I truly understand what you have and are going through. Life hands us some difficult moments. Just take a deep breath, take it one day at a time, and know that you will get through this and you will be ok. Your friends and family and faith will get you through it all. Wherever your path leads you, know that it is okay if you need to take a break. God will lead you on the path that is meant for you.

  17. Lori Apple says:

    I was one of those readers who missed your blog and was quite curious…welcome back! I, too, have gone through a divorce. And while so many parts of that process aren’t easy, I’m so glad to hear that you have your heart firmly anchored in God and your eyes focused on Jesus…that really makes all the difference. I’m well on the other side of my divorce and God’s plan is truly good!

  18. Joette says:

    I have been thinking about you and missing your blog. Happy you are ok. Blessings on your new adventure.

  19. cindi fearon says:

    Praying for you as you walk a new path and grow stronger as you go over the mts. and the valleys.
    Thank you for sharing you thoughts with us, missed your special touch. Looking forward to seeing you meet this challange. Psalm 61; 2 lead me to the rock that is higher than I

  20. Life’s challenges strengthen us. Happy you’re back.

  21. Cindy Lair says:

    Best wishes for a happy new future. It will all work out for your highest good- it just takes awhile. Love sent to you from me.

  22. Kathy Miller says:

    Brave girl! My heart goes out to you, but you are brave, and strong, and you will move through this with grace and perseverance!
    We all look forward to new posts from you very soon.
    Know we are all cheering you on!

  23. Tina says:

    Thank you for your transparency. Nice to hear you are trusting God. What a very painful time you have been going through. My heart hurts for you

  24. PC says:

    Thankful you survived sepsis and am glad you are returning to the blog. Life is a journey and you walk paths that were never anticipated. Rest assured, there are a lot of people out here to support you as you find your way and you always have the Big Guy behind you.

  25. Barb B says:

    Missed your blog and was wondering what happened. Been there, done that. What seems hard now is necessary for healing and forgiveness. But rest assured the best is yet to come and someday it will all make sense. Blessings and prayers.

  26. Cookie Wilson says:

    I’ve heard that divorce is as difficult as a death and I pray that i never get to experience. Glad that you’ve made it through and are able to speak about it. Thank you for sharing, I know that was a difficult post and part of healing.

    We often get knocked down but the Lord gives us the ability to get up and start again. Stand tall and keep trusting.

  27. Ivy says:

    Blessings to you! Glad you are back.

  28. Terri says:

    I just opened my email and saw your post…. I promise you I am telling the truth when I say…. less than a week ago… I tried to find you on IG and I scrolled down to a Christmas post from you that I had saved… Because I wanted to remember some of the decor… I searched and thought … I wonder why she quit blogging… why isn’t she on Instagram?? Sooooo happy to see you have decided to come back to the blog …. You have such a gift for decor .. home… etc…. Life can takes us down roads we never intended to go down … but sooooo thankful our Father in heaven has a good plan for each of us… we just need to ask and listen !! Welcome back…..

  29. Peg says:

    I thought of you recently and how much I missed seeing your beautiful home. It takes courage to share what you just did and I wish I could give you a great big hug. I’m glad you’re doing well and I look forward to the next chapter of Woodgraincottage! xoxoxo

  30. Suzy Voigt says:

    Hugs, prayers and welcome back! I missed you?

  31. Laura French says:

    My sincere wishes for future health and happiness! You certainly have been through a very rough patch. I don’t know you but i do know God loves and cares for each of us and there will be good from the pain and loss.
    May God the Father wrap His loving arms around you and keep you safe and strong as you move forward. May He fill you full of the Holy Spirit keeping your heart peaceful and your mind clear.
    God Bless.

  32. Summer says:

    Good job! It’s gotta be weird making the decision to share your very personal life publicly. Good luck and remember to have fun along the way.

  33. Shayna, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you walk through this new season of life. I have missed your posts and just the other day went to your blog and saw you hadn’t posted since dec 2017. I thought perhaps your shop/ business was doing so well that you decided to put the blog on pause. I’m sorry it was for other unpleasant life events. Look forward to watch your new chapter unfold. Many hugs, laura

  34. Tammy looby says:

    Welcome back.. you were missed!!!

    • Tammy looby says:

      Last night.. after I read your blog.. I felt so sad .. going through a divorce is so heart wrenching.. I woke up this morning.. knowing your journey to your next chapter has begun.. you are a treasure ?

  35. Gwen says:

    First of all I’m thankful you healed from your scary ordeal at Christmas and beyond. I worried so I’d pray for you. You were one of the first blogs I followed and although we are ages apart I found your blog to be so relevant to my home. My color scheme might have been different but the design elements you create are transferable to many styles. You truly are talented.
    Whatever you decide to do with your blog, you have the reigns! I know that you are able to lead us your readers down new paths of design too. Whatever that looks like.
    My heart still hurts for you because I went down your path at one time. Well I’m not a blogger. God is a good God who shows us the path of life—as you’ve shared—even this path. Hugs. ?✝️??

  36. Jenny says:

    I wondered what had happened to you. I was afraid it was not good. I missed your posts. Am glad to see you back and bless your strength. God is good and always has a plan. 2018 has been a crappy year but I will bless it and let it go. I hope you can too.

  37. Francie says:

    SO happy you are ok. Sending prayers to you on your new beginning. Gods got this!

  38. Beverly says:

    The first step is the hardest on a journey and then away you go. Like all of the above writers I missed you, we understand and if you choose take us with you on your path we look forward to new possibilities, and enjoy your creativity. Your future will be bright. XOX

  39. Tani Revell says:

    So happy that the clouds have parted and you’ve found the light through the darkness. Trials make us wiser and I am SO happy that you finally posted. Hugs and prayers : )

  40. Yarlette says:

    I have missed your blog. Thank you for letting us know what you have been through. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God has a plan for you and I wish you a very happy life. Looking forward to hearing from you again. Keep your spirits up and God bless you.

  41. Sue says:

    One step at a time, one day at a time.

  42. Brenda Johnson says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of all the trials you went through since last December! I have always enjoyed your blog and am so glad you are going to start it up again and wish you much success in this and all the new things God has in store for you!

  43. Dianne says:

    Welcome back! I’ve truly missed you and your inspiration. I even googled you to see if I could find out where you went. I owe much of my decor choices to you. Thank you for this update, it sounds like you’re on the road to recovery in so many ways. Please keep us posted as you’re able to?

  44. Dawn says:

    So sorry you have had to go through this…God will see you through!!!!!
    So glad you’re back…Just a few weeks ago I went to your blog and IG to see if I was no longer getting your posts, only to see Christmas was the last time..
    So excited to see what you have in store for us!!!

  45. Pat Joseph Thomas says:

    God’s got this and He has you.

  46. Gwen says:

    I too wondered what happened to your blog. I missed it! So happy you are healing in many ways. Looking forward to your future posts.

  47. Debbie says:

    I am so very sorry for all that you have been through. You are in my thoughts and
    prayers. A very dear friend of mine has always said “it is in God’s hands.” God bless
    you as you begin a fresh start. Take care. We all look forward to hearing how you
    are doing.

  48. Ter'e says:

    Always trust that God has a plan and will not harm you. We live, at our home, by this passage. I am old enough to be your Grandma, I think, but I have always identified with your blog. You have always brought a smile to my face. Life goes on. Changes always happen for a reason. Remember…….Let go – Let God. We gals who love to follow you, have broad shoulders. You can always come to us.
    My heart breaks for your situation —- just remember to take baby steps. Put a smile on your beautiful face —- people will, almost always, smile back. We will walk the walk with you. Reach out your arms…….we will all send hugs.
    God bless you, honey.

  49. I am so glad you are back! Divorce is the hardest thing to move forward from. I am so sorry but I think you have a plan for the future. Keep your head up and smile often. You are such a beautiful young woman and I know your future will be bright!

  50. Cindy N. says:

    Thank you for coming back to us! Bless you. Some of us have been there. You are a talented and inspiring young lady, and I can’t wait to see what you have to share with us in the future, no matter where you live.
    Hugs,
    Cindy N.

  51. Marijean says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your health problems and your divorce. It certainly hasn’t been an easy road for you lately. I’ve missed seeing your posts and great ideas. Can’t wait till your back posting regularly again. Sending prayers and best wishes to you.

  52. Rebecca says:

    So sorry to hear all you’ve been through! I apologize for not reaching out to check on you. I’ve had issues for awhile now of not getting blog posts in my inbox from a handful of bloggers that I follow (even though they’re regularly posting) and figured yours was just another one to add to the list (I don’t ever go to the blogs directly to read posts since they all post on various days). Just a few weeks ago you crossed my mind. Unfortunately another one of the bloggers I follow shared a similar post as yours awhile back after a lengthy absence (Liz with Love Grows Wild) minus the health issues. As soon as I saw the title to your post I had the thought you were sharing a divorce just as she did. We all do our best to make things work but sometimes it just doesn’t. Take care of yourself and I hope you’re back to blogging soon.

  53. ronda hunt says:

    It’s good to hear from you again, I checked your blog occasionally and did wonder if everything was okay. I’ve enjoyed your blog and decorating ideas. It took courage to open up like you did, and I pray that God continues to renew your heart and spirit. Looking forward to hearing from you again soon,

  54. Suzi Moret says:

    I don’t know you except from your blog. I want to tell you how much I appreciate your honest, vulnerable and authentic post. It is not easy to come to terms with these things let alone share them publicly like you have. Please know that you have touched my heart with your story. I wish you much love and freedom in the new chapter of your story.

  55. Patty says:

    Dear Shana,
    I am so glad to hear that you are healing – both from health issues and heart aches. I have missed you and have thought of you so often – hoping that you were doing okay. It is good that you took time away for healing. I am so sorry for what you have been through – you will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I am looking forward to seeing where God takes you and seeing the beautiful ideas that you are going to share with us! You are such a beautiful young woman – please continue to take care of yourself – we’ll be here when you are ready to begin posting again! 🙂

  56. Cherie says:

    Welcome back Shayna, sending you love and big hugs. I really admire your strength and courage.

    So glad your posting again…..we’ve missed you!!

    Please take care of yourself.

  57. Mara says:

    Oh sweet girl… you have been through so much and you needed time to grieve & start your healing process. It’s not easy being so vulnerable and sharing so much, you truly are brave, courageous and strong! Its so easy for everyone to forget that bloggers sharing home decor, fashion, food, etc., that we have real lives on the otherside of the photos, and sometimes full of darkness, pain and sadness. All of us are thinking of you and offering hugs and prayers.

  58. I’m so sorry for what you have had to walk through this year but the way you shared where you’re at now was so encouraging. I’m praying God continues to guide you in this season. I’m excited to see how everything pans out for you!

  59. Shayna, I’m so sorry for all you’ve gone through. I can understand why you’d want to take some time to yourself. I am glad to hear that you are okay and healthy, but am sorry about your divorce. You are in my thoughts. We are all happy to have you back!

  60. liz says:

    First, I am happy to know that health wise you are doing much better. Your posts were dearly missed and I was praying that all was well with you. I am so saddened to read about what you have been going through, but it sounds like you have found your strength and new purpose in God. You are on a new path, and I am so happy that you will be sharing it with us – wishing you only goodness & love.

  61. Angela says:

    Dear Shayna
    I am so sorry to hear about what you’ve gone through. I have missed reading your blog.
    Tryst the Lord to see you through. He is faithful in all circumstances and will see you through.
    Wish you all the best as you move through the next stages in your life. Look forward to reading your new posts. I have always enjoyed your blog.

  62. Tammy says:

    I missed you and your blog so much. You are beautiful inside out. Welcome back. Hugs.

  63. Cindy Brewer says:

    YOU ARE VERY BRAVE! Now you know that with God as your guiding force, you can do more than you thought you were capable of doing, there is life beyond the struggle and amazing new experiences ahead. God bless and keep you and also Anthony in His will, (though separately). Thank you for sharing your very personal story. I hope it helps many others! Cindy

  64. Diane says:

    Your absence was missed and I was worried about you. I did all the looking I knew how to do to find you. I figured that as long as your blog still had a home page you might be coming back. I read the following somewhere and it sounds like it could certainly apply to you…it went something like this..”If God never gives us more then we can handle, he must think I’m a real badass”!! It sounds like you’ve made it through the worst of the storm…keep moving forward, one step at a time. I look forward to seeing where this next chapter of yours takes you…you definitely have talent…welcome back! ?

  65. Lee Ann Wright says:

    I am so sorry you are having to endure such a hard season of life. I am thankful that your health is better and more thankful that your faith in God is strong. We often just do not understand why some things happen, when difficult times come it gives us a choice to choose better or bitter. Always choose better! God is faithful and will see you through all these hard days and nights. Joy comes in the morning. Bless you. May each morning bring you hope and assurance of the unfailing love of our Savior.

  66. Revital Mitchell says:

    Expressed So beautifully! Divorce is hard, but it is not a failure. We sometimes grow apart and need to love from a distance to allow growth. You both will always be part of each other’s growth. I have been divorced for 8 years and it gets better with time. I wish you both all the best in your new journey.

  67. Carol says:

    So happy to see that you are back. I so look forward to following your new journey. Peace and love.

  68. Robbin says:

    It is so good to hear from you (which seems weird since we obviously don’t know each other in “real” life!) but it is. As the others have said, I’ve missed you. I am so very sorry for all you’ve gone through. I know that God can take the ashes of our lives and make them beautiful again if we put our focus completely on Him. That is my prayer for you. I really do hope you continue blogging. I really miss that so many have gone to just posting on Instagram and that’s it. I love pretty pictures, but they’re a dime a dozen. Seems like everyone’s house is a show stopper these days. But I miss the whole story, the behind the scenes, that I always felt like I got from your blog. So here’s to a new chapter, and many, many more blog posts from you. Chin up girl. You can do this. Blessings from Missouri!

  69. Krista says:

    I’ve thought and wondered about you and what was happening, Shayna, and I’m glad that although you’ve been through such a difficult time that you are coming out the other side with renewed strength and faith. Looking forward to your new chapter!

  70. Kathy Mulsow Frye says:

    Yours is one of the first blogs I started following…and I missed you when the posts stopped. I would check your blog and IG every month looking for new posts. Not finding anything, I felt something must be going on. Life is full of hills and valleys…and sometimes we fall (or are pushed off) a mountain and don’t know how we survived. Trust in God…He has a plan for each of us that we cannot see and don’t know. I hope you will continue blogging, when you feel it is right. Clutter free houses and everything in it’s place may make for a pretty blog post, but I appreciate when a blogger feels confident enough to share the other aspects of their life as well, even the raw, painful, not pretty ones. Thank you for being real. It makes it easier to relate to you. God Bless You Shayna…many blessings are in store for you.

  71. Wow! You sure have been through a lot and you definitely needed the time away. You were missed! I’ll be praying for you as you begin this new adventure! So glad you are back!

  72. lilly says:

    soooo many people loving on you, I unite as well because we have truly miss you. it takes a lot of courage and humbleness to face what you are facing and to lay it all out there for the world to see. i am glad that you are back because you are stronger and you can and will go forward. sending you much love and HUGS!

  73. Gail Bobel says:

    God allows us to go through the valleys in life so that we realize how much we need Him, and wants all the praise and glory when we get to the other side. I look forward to hearing about all the wonderful things God has in store for you.
    Your sister in Christ, Gail

  74. Kim says:

    I’m glad you’re ok after your health and divorce issues. I’m glad you pull through with new wisdom, self discovery, courage, etc. Take care of yourself first and make yourself number 1 always in your life.

  75. Becky says:

    I enjoy your blog. Wishing you happier days ahead. Take care.

  76. Elizabeth says:

    Shayna, I’ve really missed you! I was so worried for you when you hadn’t post after Christmas. Please know you were in my prayers. Sending a big ((((HUG)))) your way. You take care and I will patiently wait for your future post.

  77. Lisa Dirks says:

    I’m so glad to hear from you, Shayna! You are a brave and amazing friend to all of us who love following your blog. I’m so proud of you for leaning on God while He walks with you through this next chapter of your life! Thanks for being so vulnerable and honest! Keep trusting God, He has a plan for you! ❤️

  78. Laurie says:

    Thank you for explaining. I have missed seeing messages from you.

  79. Dianne Gingrich says:

    So glad your back. Thanks for sharing your heart. Praying God will give you strength and courage as you move forward.

  80. Stephanie says:

    I was so happy to hear from you but saddened with your news. You continue to let God have control and you will be fine. We’ve missed you.

  81. Elizabeth Carrell says:

    Welcome back! Honestly, there is no other blog I’ve loved more. You shine in all you do. You inspire us to dream and create. You are stronger than than you know! Thank you for sharing heart. God has a wonderful plan for your life. BeYoutiful as always! ❤️

  82. Donna says:

    You will be better than alright. With God showing you the way. This was me 18 years ago, I thought my world was over, but the path he chose for me is the best life i could have ever imagined. I have learned who i really am, and how strong i really am. Prayers for your healing, and enjoy the road ahead…this is your life!

  83. You have been missed! Sorry to hear about the trials you’ve encountered this past year and happy to see you hopeful and moving forward! It is a comforting thing to know when things are shaky and uncertain in life, He’s a firm foundation and His ways are sure! Big hugs girl and looking forward to seeing more of you!

  84. Julie says:

    Learning to trust God in the midst of the ache, letting your faith grow, believing things will get better…..learning that struggle produces perseverance and can push you to be your truest self….those are the lessons I learned too after my divorce 2 1/2 years ago. Good days are still to come, sweet friend.

    xoxo,
    Julie

  85. Debra says:

    Was happy to see this post from you. I was so worried that your health had even worsened after the operation, and it seems that was the case. I would check your blog periodically and your Instagram, only to be sad to not see you back. You had good reason to take a break from your sweet blog, though. Life is not perfect, not even homes or our relationships. God Bless Shayna. I too have traveled through recent sadness and hurt. Mine not divorce but of the deaths of my elderly parents. Both passing this year within five months of each other. It was more than I could bare at times. Broken relationships with siblings and material greed by them has all the more brought life into perspective. Somehow material things don’t please and bring joy anymore like they had in past for me now. I think you are most feeling it too, though your circumstances are different. I believe God has us though in the palm of his hand. He will carry us until we find our strength once again. Hopefully in the meantime may prayer and simple pleasures
    bring us comfort. Bless you..

  86. Connie Ridgway says:

    ? Smile……….you are alive!

  87. Patricia says:

    So proud of you. Having been through this I totally understand and can tell you we are here for you day or night! Looking forward to your house reveal!
    Love from Coastal NC
    Patricia?

  88. Lisa Mothersead says:

    I’m glad you’re okay and moving forward. Time heals wounds. Be patient with yourself.

  89. Linda Enslow says:

    The good Lord will never give you more than you can handle. You have become stronger in faith as well as in spirit. God will continue to lead the way. Happy you are back, stay well.

  90. Jana Isle says:

    I’m so happy to hear from you and you’re doing better.Thank you for sharing with us,

    I missed you.Prayers going up from Kansas.

  91. Sonja says:

    So glad you are back and from the posts above greatly missed by all. One step at a time now.

  92. Lisa says:

    Divorce feels like emotional death. It’s so hard.
    I’m glad the worst is over for you and I look forward to reading your words as you rise again.
    You’re gonna be just fine.

  93. You did the absolute best thing you could possibly do – Your trust in God is not misplaced! I’ve been through several chapters of devastation in my own life (including an unwanted divorce) and my one constant, my source of hope was God’s love for me. When I felt incredibly alone, suffocated by anxiety and unsure of the future, He always came through. He’s never failed me or abandoned me.

  94. Mrs Mike says:

    Just know you’ve been missed, and I’m so sorry for the struggles you’ve endured this past year. It’s great to see your faith and commitment in God remain strong through hard times. I look forward to seeing new projects when you’re ready.

  95. lak says:

    So glad you are back, I too wondered what happened to you, and as a nurse, I worried the illness left you incapacitated or worse. So sorry to hear about your divorce. Someone once told me that “cream always rises to the top”. I am sure that you will make your new home lovely, and I am excited about you sharing that process on a blog. You have lovely taste and talent. No one ever really knows what’s going to happen. We all make plans and sometimes they change drastically, that said, you are surrounded by a community of love and well wishers, let that community hold you up on your new journey. Welcome back!

  96. Debbie says:

    I found you via Pinterest, looking for fall décor ideas, not knowing I was in store for a wonderfully inspiring, simply beautiful blog. After looking at your fall post (2016), I decided to start at the beginning and spent the last several days going post by post, enjoying the amazing progression of your home. I felt like I got to you know you and while I haven’t followed you all along, I was still glad and relieved to see your recent post and look forward to seeing what else life has in store for you. Sometimes we don’t know see the why of the harder things in life, but hopefully you’ve already begun the journey of finding a new way to be happy and find joy. I hope you continue your blog and share your incredible projects and decorating and inspirational posts. I’ve really enjoyed them and feel richer for the experience. God bless you Shayna. I look forward to going on your journey with you!

  97. Miss your blog and look forward to seeing your creativity in your new space!

  98. cathy claus says:

    You are so brave — I’ve missed all of your posts and DIY’s but so glad you are in a better place! Keep on! do what’s good for you! For those that really matter – they will be here waiting for your next step —- take care of yourself and be well. hopefully see you soon on social media! Looking forward to seeing your new space.

  99. It seems that most bloggers are married. Married homemakers. Like you, I’m divorced and have been for over 7 years. And the happiest I’ve ever been. I’ve had my blog for almost 10 years, and I’ve grown into the person I needed to be. Maybe we don’t have the whole Norman Rockwell scene going on, but we find our way. Good luck to you.
    Brenda

  100. Marta says:

    The heading picture brought me here. This is admirable <3!

  101. Tami says:

    I have missed you!!!! I have been missing your creativity and your voice. I frequently checked in on you to see if you had posted anything new and then when I noticed the radio silence after several months, I wondered and hoped that you were okay and said a quick prayer for you each time . I am so sorry to hear about your illness. God definitely had a hand in your healing. The leaking of your appendix could have resulted in a much worse outcome related to sepsis. (i’m a nurse). I, too, went through a divorce and can empathize with the pain of watching your shattered world fall down and around you into tiny little pieces and then trying to have to explain your place in life. But God creates beautiful things from brokenness. You have a quiet, brave and beautiful spirit Shayna. Keep your head up and one foot in front of the other.

    xoxo from The Windy City

  102. Sweet Shayna,

    I know this place very well! And I do know how it feels, but all I can share with you is, “to bloom where your planted.” God knows, and He is faithful that promised! The best is yet to come!

    Keep walking with the King!
    Yolanda

  103. […] looking back at last year in disbelief of how much everything has changed. In my last post I shared why I’ve been silent for so long, and all the hardship I’ve been through. And it was hard… the hardest time of my life. […]

  104. Terri says:

    Ty for your honesty. Our journey can get so very hard. I’m happy to see you allowed God into the pain & into your story.

  105. […] all of the changes that happened over the last few years, one of the hardest parts of it was letting go and moving out of my home. I […]

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