I’ve been blogging for over 10 years now, and this is my third blog.  It seems as though each blog was birthed out of a different season of my life, and once I found myself on the other side of that particular season, I’d end that blog and start a new one.  Weird, I know, but as I look back, that just seems to be the way I did things.

I started this blog during a season of heartache and sorrow.  Our family was walking through a difficult season, and I needed a way to journal all that was going on.  Writing is a way of release for me.  There’s something about seeing my feelings all written down in front of me that helps me process things better.

If you had told me ten years ago all that I’d be walking through in the coming years, I would’ve crawled in a hole and never came out.  Seriously.  But thankfully, God, in his kindness, only allows us to know what we need to know for right now.  He knows our capacity, and gives us grace for today…all future grace will come when we need it.

Though I’ve experienced more pain than I ever thought possible, I wouldn’t trade what I’ve learned along the way for anything.  God has used each and every experience to grow me and to make me stronger.  I’m not the same person I was five years ago.  I can honestly say that I have tasted and have seen that God is good. All the time.  I now see God in a way that I couldn’t before walking through the pain and heartache.  He was right there with me, each step of the way.  And more than once, he’s allowed me to use my story to bless others. And for me, that’s what it’s all about.

I look forward to sharing more of my story in the days to come.  It feels good to be writing again, and my hope is that God will allow my story to continue to reach others and to glorify him.

Much love,

PattyAnne

 

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