Today I'm welcoming my dear friend and mentor, Lee McCracken, to share part of her story. Read below to see a glimpse of how her faith has grown throughout her life. Then check out her book, Prayer and a Pink Pedicure. Turn the pages and watch the interplay of joy and suffering — how choosing to live in both makes a life full and courageous.
The happy lady who smiled at everyone. The loving wife and mother who kept a tidy nest. The fun-seeking, loyal friend who always encouraged.
And yet …
The often angry and wounded woman who yelled. The busy, harried mom who barked orders. The bossy friend who thought she always knew best.
I was her. There were good days, and there were very bad days.
The garden of my life was full of blooms. It was lovely to look at, but beneath the leafy foliage, there were entangling weeds. And the root system was shallow and weak. Under intense rain and wind, the flowers were left bruised and torn.
Then I met a woman filled with light and wisdom.