What once started as a blog to celebrate my life as a new Wife and Mother has definitely taken a big turn.

On May 25, 2014- My Late Husband passed away from an undetected heart defect called ARVD. Over night our lives had changed forever. At the time I was 3 1/2 months pregnant and our first son was only 12 months old. I had become a Widow, in the blink of an eye, at the age of 24. To understand that day a little better, you can read HERE.

I left the hospital that day with all my dreams, and hopes in shambles. I left the hospital that day with two little boys who needed their momma to be strong. So I chose, that Life After Loss could still be Beautiful. It hasn’t been easy but our grief journey has looked very different than most because we chose Hope. We chose to LIVE for Fareed. And we chose to find beauty in life’s smallest details.

My late husband and I were blessed with 800 beautiful days together and while they were way too short, they were filled with so much goodness. His life, and also his death have taught me so much and you will often find glimpses of those changes and stories here.

I am a daughter of the King. Through my blogs you will see the strength and hope the Lord has provided us even in the midst of turmoil.

“I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.” Isaiah 45:3

Being a Solo Mom of Two little guys is loud, dirty, fun, challenging, and the best gift of hope I could have asked for.

I could pour a million details into this about page or, I could let you read the posts for yourself. So here it is, our crazy upside down journey of love, loss, tragedy, and hope…

Our journey of learning to live life in a state of Jubilee. Whether life is bitter or life is sweet….



  1. Nelly bligh says:

    Oh your strength through God is so beautiful. I can’t imagine what you are going through. But I will keep you in my prayers and offerings. Your children are delightful. I’m sorry for your loss.

  2. Heather says:

    Hi Shelly,
    I stumbled upon your blog awhile ago (went to high school with Ashley Roe and recall finding it via Facebook, maybe?) and did so again today. I haven’t read a lot of your posts but from what I have read, I am completely in awe of your strength and admire your decision to live life. I can’t image what you’ve gone through and after having my daughter, I often wonder how I would handle a similar situation and pray that God would give me the strength to do what you’re doing. I’m fairly new in my walk with Christ, within the last 2 years, and find your faith inspiring. The more I open my heart to God and surround myself with people who speak out about their faith, I realize how specifically He brings certain people into my life or he places me in situations. Although I don’t know you at all, or your story (other than what is on your blog) I felt convicted to reach out and tell you how inspired I am by your will to live life, look at the positives rather than the negatives and to rely on God. You’re a strong and amazing woman – thanks for sharing your story!

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