Dance to your own beat. It might not be perfect, and may even sound a little weird, but it’s yours. Own it. Love it. Protect it. It’s what makes you YOU!♥️ ~ Shaun
There’s no greater feeling than knowing you are covered by God.♥️ ~ Shaun
Happy 5th Blogging Anniversary to Me!
Until I read my journal entry from 2017, I had no idea I began blogging in December of that year. My first blog, the one I’m sharing below, was written on December 4, 2017. My “official” first blog was written on December 6, 2017. Boy were my goals and aspirations different. Things changed. Life changed. I really was a different person– a totally different person. As always, God’s timing is impeccable. I needed to re-read these today. So grateful He loves me.
Word of advice– Be careful not to let life or people break you. Set boundaries. Only give from your overflow. Know when to cut ties. And lastly, protect your peace!
Here’s the very first one!
December 4, 2017
I was born in the Mississippi Delta. I was born to a teenage mother. I was born an African American female. Some would say I was born a statistic. …The Beginning of a Journey
Wish I could report that I’m feeling much better, but I would be lying. What I thought was a cold was actually the flu. Then, right when I thought it was over, I developed bronchitis.
Y’all, this coughing is the worst! At least now I can get two or three sentences out without coughing my lungs out– that’s if I remember to speak in a steady tone. Before I could barely speak. Never in my life have I been so sick. Not even sure how it happened.
On another note, in a few hours I’ll be with my mom! Haven’t seen her in a few weeks due to being sick. She’s finally out of the nursing facility (was discharged the day before Thanksgiving) and living with my sister. Don’t worry, safety precautions in full effect – masks, gloves, sanitizer, Lysol, etc. She’s been asking to see her dog since she was admitted to the hospital in August; PLUS, they discharged her without sending home some of her daily medications. Yeah.. not good. So I’m delivering those. Well, delivering the medication but bringing her dog/my dog back.
Guess I forgot to mention that I now have a dog. Will share that story another time. The last time she was in a car for more than 10 minutes was over seven years ago when my sister drove her cross country from California to Mississippi. Y’all, I pray that I handle her well – feeding, potty time, etc. This new doggie owner thing– because she’s only been with me three weeks (was with my brother)– has not been simple. So yeah, this is going to be quite the adventure!
Well, let me get ready to leave. It’s about 1.5 hour drive to my sister’s. Please keep me in your prayers.
Today’s blog is a single verse from the Bible that seems to be stuck in my head. Thought I’d share it with you. Have a blessed day!♥️ ~ Shaun
Psalm 34:1 (KJV)
I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.