Friday, May 02, 2008

Stepping Stones of Life

On Wednesday night my Mom has a women's home team in her home. The women are ranging in ages from 25 to 50. We all come from different backgrounds, races, and marital status. We do however share a special bond, we all have a relationship with Jesus Christ and that unites us!

This past Wednesday night we talked about the stepping stones of life. My Mom had gotten a basket full of small stones and asked us each to write significant milestones in our lives along with the dates. It was such an awesome time of sharing and growing together as a group! I'm so blessed to have each of these women in my life!

I wanted to share with you some of the milestones, good or bad, that have helped shape me to be the woman I am today...

1981 ~ Born to the best parents ever
1982 ~ Became a big sister
1986 ~ Accepted Christ as my Savior
1987 ~ Baptized on my 6th birthday by my Grandpa
1983 ~ Started Jr. High... very rough time
1997 ~ Got my first job
1998 ~ Attempted rape by my cousin
1999 ~ Graduated High School
2000 ~ Became an aunt for the 1st time
2000 ~ Married Jeff and gained a wonderful sister in law, Tina
2001 ~ Jeff has a seizure while I was 5 months pregnant w/ Josh
2001 ~ Mother in law Peggie finds breast cancer
2001 ~ Auntie again... #2
2001 ~ Josh was born
2001 ~ Got counseling and fought back!
2001 ~ Met my friend Julie
2003 ~ Auntie again... #3
2004 ~ Seth was born
2004 ~ Auntie again... #4
2004 ~ My sister got sick, left home and we didn't contact us for 5 months
2004 ~ MIL, Peggie has emergency brain surgery to remove tumor
2007 ~ My BIL and SIL leave for South East Asia... hard to say goodbye!
2007 ~ Jacob was born
2007 ~ My Mom found breast cancer
2007 ~ Moved positions in my church preschool area
2007 ~ My MIL passed away
2008 ~ Step down from preschool at church and start working with High School

Sorry it turned out to be so long but I wanted to share my heart. Thanks for taking time to read and listen to my story!


Julie said...

Wow, I'm a rock! Cool! That last one should be 2008 though, right. It's so awesome to look back at our life experience and see how God has shaped us and can use our journey for his purposes.

Susie said...

That's right rock! :)

Stacey, I'm so glad that you shared your milestones that night as well as here on your blog. God has lead you down an incredible path and you have grown so strong! Thank you for blessing my life! I love you!

Barbie@ Mamaology said...

I think those stepping stones are a wonderful idea. God uses everything in our lives to make us who we are, and remembering them is so important.

Thanks for sharing from your heart! And may God use your pain for His glory.

BTW praying for you regarding your husbands degree!

Sherry said...

Stacey is was awesome to do this all together the other night. Thanks for stepping out and sharing your story. Even though it is hard some times. It is so worth it when you can help some one else and you relize your stone wasn't for nothing!! That sounds funny but you know what I mean!!