Thursday, May 29, 2014

I Am Back and I Am Alive



It has been a long time and the past few months have been difficult and amazing as well.  I am back with my family and my husband and I are doing amazing.

I will not go into details about my separation just that it happened, God performed miracles and it is over! 

On February 20th my first grand child was born, a beautiful 8lb angel named Aubrey Jayne. Here are some pictures to ooh and ahh over...




Aubrey 3 months
Aubrey is now 3 months old and growing like a weed.  I cannot imagine our life without her, she has captured all our hearts.

My second oldest son Jake graduates high school in a few days time and I just cannot believe that I will have 2 of my 4 children graduated successfully.  He is the father of Aubrey and has amazed me how he seems at ease with carrying out the duties of a dad at his young and inexperienced age. 

Jake meeting his daughter for 1st time


Jake has decided to join the Navy reserves and eventually go into the Navy full time and study to be a surgeon.  We are very proud of him and his commitment to care for and provide for his daughter and I am excited to see what is in store for his future.  

Jesse our 3rd child who just turned 17 and will be graduating next year has decided to join the peace corp and travel as well as attend school and become a nurse. Here is a picture of him and his new niece Aubrey.


Our daughter Miss Molly is growing into a beautiful young lady and will be entering 8th grade next year.  She has bloomed this year both physically and mentally.  She is a member of an after school program called pro-desktop and is one of the only kids who can work the schools 3-D printer and was featured in a newspaper article.  This is spirit week at her school and today was Hawaiian day.

   
As for running, let's just say it has been hit and miss for me.  I am still dealing with chronic pain and because of that I don't run consistently. I did run today.


In other news...I am eating mostly gluten free and dairy free and the only meat I am still eating is chicken.  It has painfully come to my attention, I am gluten intolerant, at the very least. So these days I am eating mostly fruits, vegetables, chicken, eggs and nuts with a few other foods mixed in.  I feel much better and I am sure my body thanks me for that.

I hope that this finds you all happy and healthy. Please leave me a message to let me know how you are all doing.  May God richly bless you and yours. 




"Limitations only exist if you let them"

Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving All Year Round

I don't know about y'all but I am truly thankful for all I have been blessed with all year round...not just on one day of the year. There is just so much to be grateful for every day, it would be difficult to go a day without feeling very blessed.  

This year has brought so many blessings and I wanted to list some of them here.  

I am so very grateful for my children and how they have all grown into such wonderful human beings.  They are continually showing me how kind and caring they are towards others, it makes my mama heart proud to see how giving they are.  When I look at them I see such character and feel so proud of the awesome men my sons are becoming and the beautiful woman my daughter is blossoming into. They each have such potential and I cannot wait to see what the next chapter in their lives is going to offer them.

I am also very grateful for the blessing of friends...they have each come into my life right when I needed them to.  There have been many different seasons in my life and God seems to send me the right friend at just the right time. True friends are really hard to find and I have been blessed with the best ones. This year seems to have been a banner year for friends.

My family is a huge blessing to me and during this difficult time in my life I am very grateful for each and every member.  I am so thankful to God for blessing me with them all.

I have been blessed immensely these last few weeks since leaving my marriage.  The outpouring of love has been huge and so very needed, and I am quite sure that I don't deserve it.  I thank God for loving me and blessing me with so much.  It is my hope that others feel blessed as much as I do. 

May tomorrow bring you all closer to those you love and spend your lives with.  May you take the time to let those loved ones know how truly grateful you are for having them in your lives.  Take some time tomorrow...tell the people you share this wonderful life with how very much you cherish them, don't wait another day or another second. 

I want to take a moment and tell each of you how much I am blessed by having you in my life.  I may not have ever met any of you but I am so thankful for your friendship and encouragement.  Thank you so much for inspiring me with your stories of courage and hope and for truly caring about me. 

Blessings and hugs, 
 



"Limitations only exist if you let them"

Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck.

 © 2013 Shannon M. King. This publication is the exclusive property of Shannon M. King and is protected under the US Copyright Act of 1976 and all other applicable international, federal, state and local laws. The contents of this post/story may not be reproduced as a whole or in part, by any means whatsoever, without consent of the author, Shannon M. King. All rights reserved.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

I Swear I'm Alive

Hey y'all...I am alive and kicking.  Divorce is so un-fun just sayin'.  Things are going as well as you can expect them to during a divorce.  My family is doing well...the kids are adjusting to this new life I have created and I am hoping that things with my tummy will settle down soon, as I really cannot afford to lose more weight.  I just returned from dinner with the family to celebrate my second son's 18th birthday...I just cannot believe he is a man now...my little guy is so big.  

I have been moving and settling in for the past week and a half and am almost finished with that nonsense. I have moved into my best friends home as they are the most generous, giving and loving people I know. They have given me their great room and afforded me many luxuries I surely don't deserve.  I have also been adopted by Tom-Tom their huge cat...he follows me everywhere and sleeps on my feet at night.  When I leave the house he sleeps on my bed and waits for me to come home.  Everywhere I go...Tom-Tom is there to comfort me.  It has to be a God thing, as usually I am deathly allergic to cat fur or dander. He seems to know I need him. The first day I came over broken and crying crocodile tears Tom-Tom jumped up into my lap and put his face right up to mine and has not left my side.

I was able to spend tonight with my family celebrating my second sons 18th birthday, the conversation was awesome but watching him dance to 70's era music while we were waiting for a seat...priceless. He has grown into a man right before my very eyes...and I am so very proud of him.  I cannot wait to see what his future holds...he will soon be a daddy and that will be a grand adventure.  February cannot come soon enough, as I can't wait to meet my grand daughter Aubrey Jayne.

Working out has been hit and miss, as I am not eating enough to really get in regular workouts.  I have run twice in 2 1/2 weeks, ugh!  Y'all know I love running, so you know this is killing me.  I am sure my tummy will get adjusted to all this stress soon, right?  Tell me yes, please.  I hope this blog post finds all my friends happy, healthy and blessed beyond measure.  

Blessings, 


 






"Limitations only exist if you let them" 

Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck  

© 2013 Shannon M. Griffin. This publication is the exclusive property of Shannon M. Griffin and is protected under the US Copyright Act of 1976 and all other applicable international, federal, state and local laws. The contents of this post/story may not be reproduced as a whole or in part, by any means whatsoever, without consent of the author, Shannon M. Griffin. All rights reserved.

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