Hi, my name is……and all that stuff!

Hi!  My name is Sheila and I’m a……  ya know, I don’t really know how to finish that statement.  There could be several answers…

…..and I’m a brain injury survivor

…..and I’m a mother of amazing girls

…..and I’m a wife of a truly loving husband

…..and I’m a daughter of an alcoholic

…..and I’m a CHILD OF GOD

Hmmm….years ago when I first thought about sharing my thoughts about my world with others, I’m sure I would have had a different list.  It’s funny how life works like that, isn’t it?!  Maybe that’s why I’m just starting this venture now!  I believe in God’s timing for things…….I didn’t back then.

Let me begin with what I was doing when it hit me that I needed to start a  blog.

I started a new daily devotional and on the first day it started with the line “I have a scar.”

Wow, for some reason that really touched me!  I thought to myself, “I have more than one scar, I have A LOT of scars!”  A lot of visible scars (that I will explain more about later) but also a lot of internal scars that no one can see.  They reside in my mind and in my heart and in my soul.   We ALL have scars.  Maybe I should call them “beauty marks”.   They are evidence of the wounds we have accumulated throughout our lives and help define who we are today.  Some of them are ugly, but some bring out the beauty of our existence.  Some are not that significant but some are a daily reminder of where we have been and have most likely changed our lives forever……..

So….back to my first statement….

Hi! My name is Sheila and I’m a……

That is the purpose of my blog.  To pick apart my life.  Figure out who I am, so to speak, and share the things I’ve learned in my short 50 years (yes, I’m 50) and explore my scars. No, this is NOT a place for political agendas even though there might be times that those topics are relevant to my story.  Who knows!  I am also NOT a writer!  You are getting me and my thoughts so I hope you can overlook the deficiency in grammar at times!

Hopefully there will be someone that has had similar experiences and scars.  I want to bring hope to whoever happens to stumble across my story.

Again, I believe in God’s timing and  NOW is the time!!

Be the drop that creates the ripple…..

Sheila

 

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