I have decided to try my hand at blogging. As the title of my page suggests, I am just a diamond in the rough (sometimes still really rough)… But as I learn and grow as a person, this gives me an opportunity to share what I am learning with those around me. It gives me a chance to share my life with my family and friends that I may not see often. And it gives me a place to vent if necessary. Lol.

Let me introduce my beautiful family.

I am Shannon. I am a christian, mother, daughter, sister, employee, cheerleader, volunteer, chauffeur, exercise fanatic, foody, and emotional basketcase. I go through lots of ups and downs and have had many struggles,and like most people, I am overcoming my past and working to make a good life. I continue to move towards victory one step at a time and do what I can to make my life count.

ImageThis is me.


This handsome young man is Jaymin Paul. He is rambunctious and rowdy, funny and friendly, super smart and still a little sweet. He lights up my life everyday and I have never laughed SO HARD at anyone else’s antics. He is always coming up with funny stories, songs and anecdotes to love.

And then I have my miracle baby. Miss Jaylah Joy.  A miracle that made me look for God at a very dark time in my life. A beacon of light that pierced through the depths of hopelessness and despair. A huge blessing to me in every way.

So welcome to our world! I am looking forward to sharing life with you!!!

About Shannon Joy

I am a single mama with two incredible munchkins. I confuse most people and the deeper you delve into the rabbit hole, the more lost you will become. I play a lot, work a lot, learn a lot, volunteer a lot and tend to do a lot... I love my life. The past few years have been an incredible journey, full of ups and downs. Thankfully, I have made the choice to see challenges as opportunities and it makes me so much stronger than I ever thought possible. I love to write and paint and feel that being creative is my God-given talent. I am so excited to share my life and experiences with you. Although I am a diamond in the rough, I known that I am being chiseled and hewn by experiences and grace and perseverance. I love comments and feedback, so please send a little love when you can. I will always try to respond personally and in a timely fashion.
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