Friday, April 3, 2009

New Beginnings

"Today is the first day of the rest of your life". That quote has always been so silly to me. DUH? We all know that! Why is it a quote? However, today I am seeing it in a whole new way. My life as I knew it before is over. So, this really is the first day of my NEW LIFE! Divorce papers are signed. They just need to be filed at the courthouse, but it's over. Very surreal to sign your name a couple of times and end something that has been a part of who you are for 19 years. I am no longer someone's wife. I am no longer married. WOW!!

BUT...I am still Sheryl. Still a believer in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Still a mom. Still a daughter. Still a sister and a friend. Still a lover of shoes & bags! Still one who loves to laugh & cry. Still the funniest person I know (and the most modest) You get the point. I may have lost a descriptor of who/what I am, but I have not lost myself.

God has big things in store for me. I know it. It's scary and it's exciting. The healing begins today. I choose to walk into that healing, begging for the ability to forgive, willing to do whatever it takes to come out of this a better person. A stronger person. One who loves deeper. And one who is not afraid!!

Fun news? Yes, there is some fun news. At least I think so. You see that little button over there on the right that says "Go Ask Sadie"? Well...that is a new blog I am starting. I will NEVER leave The Perch, this is my baby. But, I wanted to try something new. I've loved being help to others with questions and issues that they have emailed me. Someone suggested that I start a blog just for those questions. Fun, deep, trivial, serious...whatever!! Just a place for us to gather and ask things and help each other!

Thanks for all your support. I know I say it a lot, but I really could not have done this without you. God is so incredibly good to give us things (people) that we didn't even know to ask for. Love you all and I hope you'll visit Sadie sometime soon.


He And Me + 3 said...

YOu write so well. i know that God has big things in store for you. You are still Sheryl and that is all that God ever wanted you to be.
I love your outlook on your new beginning!
Praying for you!

Jill said...

i love you so much Sheryl!
and am excited about all that God has in store for you!!!!

i will be walking out my healing with you girly!!!

we leave tomorrow, but i will continue to hold you up in prayer and can't wait to catch up with you at some point.

huge hugs!
love ya

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Great post. Great attitude.

Make sure you stop by and read last Fridays post and the next one I post today or might be a lucky one.

Jenn @ Casa de Castro said...

As a believer in Jesus, EVERY day in the rest of your life is a great one... and they are many since you'll be with Him for ETERNITY!!!

You are in fact still Sheryl, still my friend, and still one of my favorite bloggers. I'm looking forward to seeing how the Lord grows you and blesses you in the weeks and months to come.

Love you!

Julie Gillies said...

Hi Sheryl,

Thanks for stopping by my blog - I appreciate you taking time.

Wow, big changes for you. It's hard, I know. I was divorced many years ago and a single mom for 5 years. I pray that God's peace and blessing as you begin this new life.

UL Cards Fan said...

Welcome to your NEW LIFE Sheryl. Honored to be a part of the old and new. Praising God that I get to be part of your life. I love you. Linda

Kiesha said...

God does have amazing things planned for you, I just know it in my heart. You have already touched my life and changed my path in ways you may never know.

I will follow any and all blogs you create. :)

Heather of the EO said...

God DOES have big things in store for you!

Robin said...

I just love you more after reading this :o) I will keep praying for God's will in your life. Our pastor asked last Sunday in his sermon, "What is it that you want?" And then posed the question, "Do you want for you what God wants for you?" That really struck me! I can dream up some pretty great plans for my life...but it will never compare to what God wants for me!

God is good ans He is working in everything for your good!


Beverly said...

New beginnings! Lots of changes in just a few days...and you have the most inspiring attitude!

I definitely will stop by "Ask Sadie"!

His Girl said...

new beginnings! three cheers for new beginnings!

I can't even wait to see what God does with this fresh new start!

-stephanie- said...

It's weird that with just a signing of your name your past is legally over. Ack, so what! (and I mean that in a loving way. I know there will be some not so good days ahead)

God has big plans for you, and I'm excited to take the ride with you.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Welcome to a new life....You will make it and who knows what God has down the road for you.

I am excited to watch the journey unfold.

Jennifer said...

Oh the plans He has for you. Your right, God never takes aways without replacing...and now your new journey begins. Keep us posted.

JMBMOMMY said...

Wow, you never fail to encourage me!!!

Cheri' said...

You have such an amazingly great attitude in the midst of this trial!

I think you must have learned the secret of "count it all joy when you encounter various trials." Thanks for sharing your heart and your journey!

Can't wait to hear how the journey unfolds as God leads you on!

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

I am praying for you, my friend, as you start this new journey.

Love ya!

Thy Word Is A Lamp Unto My Feet said...

First day of a new season - God's got big plans and your name is inscribed in His hands. You will arrive at the destination He has for you.

You are dearly loved.

Heading over to the new blog.

Just a little something from Judy said...

I read your blog tonight Sheryl, and once again a gnawing ache was there for you, but, I sensed a new spark in your voice, a realization of a new beginning, and the confirmation of a great and loving Heavenly Father lovingly opening doors for you, to a new life. I can speak for many of us...we support you, we pray for you and your family, and we will lovingly walk with you in this new journey. Thanks again for sharing your heart.

Pam said...

hey you, i am sorry... (((hugs)))

Just a little something from Judy said...

Sheryl, I am totally at a loss of words after your visit to my blog today. I just do not know how painful that must have been when you read my post. What are the chances of both being on the same date? Thank you for your kindness...through the pain.

Tightening the Corset Again said...

All i know is that God is good. Love and prayers!

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Sheryl,
Congratulations on your new blog!!I know that God is going to use you in a mighty way, you have so much wisdom and insight into situations that others might not have, this is truly a gift from God.

Anytime satan slammed a door in my face, God has always turned around and opened a much bigger, and better one. I don't know when satan is going to get the message that he can't win! duh I have read the last page in God"sWord!! WE WIN!!!
You are such an inspiration to us all!!

JoAnn said...

You'll be amazed at the life God brings you. Blessed beyond our wildest imagination :) Love you!
Jo Ann

My Army Brats and Me said...

You are awesome! I love the new idea of your blog. You are going to be great. Love and praying for you-Cindy

Debra said...

Your tender heart touches me so!! I know that God has such amazing things in store for your sweet sis. I can't wait to hear what they are.

By the way, I'm a 'fan'...when you get a chance, stop by to see what that means! Big hugs.

Kiesha said...

Just checking in, Haven't heard from you. Hope you are ok, I pray for you daily.

Your new blog is awesome and I love the name Sadie, I once had a rabbit named Sadie :)
I have several questions floating around in my brain just have to find the time to formulate them so that they make sense.

Talk soon

Suzanne said...

I know exactly how you are feeling and will keep you in my prayers.
I got this quote from someone on Twitter and had to pass it along to you.

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning." -Louis L'Amour

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Sheryl,
I just stopped by to say hello, and to see how you are doing.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Remembering you. Praying for you. Hurting with you, and asking my Heavenly Father to in some way, give you a joyous Easter with your family.

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

What a great post my friend! Well, except for the part about the divorce papers. That's not good. But you are right. You are still Sheryl. And more importantly God is still God.

I would have to say Thank You for sharing this journey with us. I have enjoyed getting to know you and I have been challenged by your faith in many ways. Thank you!