Monday, November 11, 2013

When it's simply..... good #2

The first time I wrote a simply good post I was sharing my first taste of calm and a peace after the world I once knew shifted, changed and broke....After months of adjusting and working with the pieces I had left... I had my first taste of my new normal and saw glimpses of how great my new life is and would be...and it was simply....good.

Soon after arriving at that place crap kinda hit the fan and led to posts such as this and this, where it was pretty evident that I was no longer exactly great.....I went through a pretty rough patch in a few different areas of my life. Mid September and all of October basically sucked and hurt. I say that bluntly because, well it's the truth and it clearly lets you know where I was...I also say that, to then say this: when it was laid on my heart the depths of how much I needed God, and I let him in, in a new and different way life quickly returned to a place where it feels simply.....good! Like really good! 

This time around what I feel is a new extension and depth of what I felt the first time it was simply...good
I feel more solid. More feels clear. I feel like a newer and better version of myself. I feel like a big stride has been made to walk into the next phase of life without the old following me in. I feel happy, more so than that, I feel joyful {and I know where that come from} It comes from choosing that God's got this life of mine covered, and if I'd just walk with the guy he'll hook me up, like way more than I could hope I am. I'm doing my best to keep my feet off the ground and my arms from flailing trying to do it all, say it all, be it all and have it all...and instead just let him move me.

My days are beginning with smiles and excitement.
My relationship with God is maturing.
My friendships are growing and thriving.
My life picture is expanding.
My confidence in my future is growing.
I feel strong.
I feel joyful.
I feel happy.

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Darla said...

You are an encouragement. I didn't realize how dependent I had become on my husband for all happiness. Sometimes being alone forces us to that place of (like you said) "running to God, not from Him) I will be looking to you for advice as I make my journey without my husband. Today is biter sweet.

Leah said...

i love how you've allowed your story to be told in the progress shannon. it takes courage to do so, and i'm so happy for you that you are where you are now. love you friend!

Amy said...

So happy for you! And so blessed by you. Love you lady!

Susannah said...

This is so beautiful! God is so good!!!

Alessandra Ferguson said...

This is awesome girl! So happy for you!

Miss.AishaLC said...

This is so awesome! i hope that you continue to grow and just be a use for God! I am so happy for you.

He is SO good!


Lets follow eachother :) & exchange buttons. I love your blog and would love to keep reading to continue to be inspired!

Dee said...

Thanks for your transparency. I'm so happy to read that you feeling good in spite of or maybe because of all you have overcome.


Becky | Apples of Gold said...

SO good!
I love the details at the bottom-- all those changes are pretty incredible.
It feels so good to grow closer and closer to God and watch Him work out all the stuff that looked hopeless.
Big hugs to you, girl!