Author Archives: Shannon Joy

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 pray 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 God's grace and my own 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.

10

Ten children were born, innocent and free. Nine children remain, tainted and maimed. Eight had the same mother, so strong and so fragile. Seven saw their Father try to kill their brother. Six were female, fighting to survive. Five lived at home … Continue reading

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Lilac Bushes

Their scent takes me to a place that few other things can. They were fairy tales in the reality. They were fun in the serious. They were creativity in the boring. They were peace in the chaos. They were comfort in the … Continue reading

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National Single Parent’s Day

It takes a lot to be a parent. It takes more to be a working parent. And it takes everything you have to be a single parent. And today, I want to celebrate my fellow single parents. Single parents are … Continue reading

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California

Dammit, I miss you!

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“Room”

The doorknob hits my hip as I stand there, still groggy, toothbrush in hand. “Mommy, can you make room for me?” I scoot over, pulling my robe closer around my body as she walks in and hugs my waist. “Good morning … Continue reading

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Bookshelf

*Found on Facebook. Happy to give credit where due. Just thought it was beautiful.

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Inspiration

*wipes dust off blog* Ah. I love the sound of the wheels grinding back onto the tracks after being derailed for awhile. Sometimes we just need a little nudge, a little push or a great big wake-up call. Sometimes all … Continue reading

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