Welcome to my world. Grab a paddle, and hold on tight!

Short version: |Believer|Wife|Mama|


North Carolina Park

[extended version, because, why not?! 😊]

I’m Shar!

And this is where I (plan to) share about God, marriage, motherhood, homeschooling and everything else under the sun.

I am a:

β€’ Wife to my hardworking, hot hunk of burning love, Robert (he is everything to me!)! β€’ Homeschooling, Baby wearing, breastfeeding Mama to 4 busy boys under 6 and a very special angel, Abel. β€’ Believer. β€’ Sinner working on myself each day. β€’ Founder of Love Like Confetti Ministries! β€’ Milk maiden / Dairy Cow. πŸ‘ΆπŸ½πŸ˜… β€’ {North} Carolina girl, #bestintheworld! β€’ Outspoken woman. β€’ Freelance writer (and editor!). β€’ Blogger. β€’ Wannabe gardener. β€’ Artist. β€’ Journaler. β€’ DIY crafter. β€’ Bibliophile, #givemeallthebooks! β€’ Dallas COWBOYS fan.

My love! ❀️ We started dating on October 24th 2009 (his 27th birthday, so yes, that means that I’m his lifelong gift)! πŸ˜† We got married just 7 months later in May, and the rest is history!

The “A Club!” – Leonardo. Michelangelo. Raphael. Donatello. – The [4] Musketeers. – Our Arrows. – Our cute kiddos!

Whoa there! Look at that hot guy! πŸ”₯Haha I’m so obsessed with my hubby! πŸ˜†πŸ˜πŸ˜˜

I love:

β€’ loving on my schmubby β€’ homeschooling my rambunctious kiddos (on most days πŸ˜†πŸ˜‰)! β€’ Bible journaling + building my relationship with the Lord β€’ sweets πŸ­β€’ music β€’ sweet red wine β€’ sunflowers β€’ glitter β€’ lipstick β€’ babies β€’ unicorns πŸ¦„ β€’ collecting school stuff for my kiddos (it becomes an obsession whenever you’re a homeschooler) β€’ hearing my hubby sing

My Testimony:

God’s grace in my life and losing my Angel Baby, Abel…

Infant Memorial

Im not sure how you may have came across my blog. Maybe you’ve seen pretty pictures of my well-worn, marked-up Bible or seemingly perfect photos of my family and I, please know that I am not perfect. And definitely not a saint.
Running away from the Lord.
Those are the things I’ve dealt with. And sometimes, still dealing with.
I lost my sweet angel in June of 2015 at 4 months gestation.
I will always remember the day it happened. Not only because of the heartbreaking loss I suffered, but because that’s when my relationship with the Lord took a turn. And it wasn’t down the straight the narrow path, y’all.
I resented the Lord for taking my baby from me for a while.
Why me?
What did I do that was so horrible to deserve this?
Have you not already forgiven me for my past transgressions?
Why should I share Your Good News? “You took my baby, you haven’t been good to me!”
Why should I give glory, honor and praise to You?
Those questions and many others lingered in my mind daily.
Losing Abel took a lot out of me, physically, mentally and especially spiritually.
It caused me to evaluate a lot of things.
I’ve never been through such a traumatic event in my entire life.
I felt empty, in every sense of the word.
I felt ugly inside and out.
I went through a period of where I couldn’t even look in the mirror at myself.
That’s how disgusted I was with myself.
It led to even deeper depression.
My poor hubby tried his best to comfort me but nothing would work.
I barely did pregnancy updates with our rainbow baby, Ari, because I thought He’d take him away from me because of all the resentment I had towards Him.

I’ve since moved on from all of the anger I had towards the Lord, but not from the loss of my sweet baby. I never will.
I am grateful for the Lord’s grace and mercy over my life.

I am grateful that He loves a horrible sinner like me.
I am grateful for new mercies every morning.
I am grateful that in His eyes, my sin is no longer scarlet, but white as snow.
Everyday, I am working towards strengthening my relationship with God. Some days (quite a few days) are harder than others. But I’m grateful for another chance.

On a lighter note, here’s some random facts!

+ I like my bed more than I like most people. It’s so warm and inviting, and so hard to leave! 😭😭😭

+ Apart from family, my hubby is the only guy I’ve ever loved.

+ Dear YouTube, I will always skip ads. Sincerely, someone who’s just here for the videos.

+I’m currently learning how to play the keyboard.

+ I’m notorious for changing up my hair.

+ I can go from $600 to $0 real quick!

+ Sometimes I get excited about cancelled plans. 😊😊😊

+ I was 17 working in the drive thru window @ McDonalds whenever I met my hubby. And he came back to see [stalk😜] me almost every single day until we started dating.

+ I’ve experienced an earthquake, it wasn’t actually all that bad.

+ I’m pretty short: 5″1′.

+ I was born on a stormy Monday: January 13th 1992 @ 2:16am.

+ I’ve been blogging/online journaling on and off ever since I was an early teen (thank goodness none of it is still on the Internet!πŸ˜…), and it started off with… wait for it… Live Journal! Wow! I feel old just saying that!

+ I absolutely love history!

+ I’m 25 and still watch my favorite TV show from childhood, Courage The Cowardly Dog.

+ I talk a lot… but you probably know that by now! 😊

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ll stay for a while!

xo, Shar