I grew up in a small cabin built by none other than my parents themselves. They had help here and there, but Dad drew up the blueprint, we moved hundreds of miles away, and they got to work. The home has yet to match the blueprint, but that's no surprise considering that a work of art is never fully finished—just as our lives will never fully finish.


I can remember using kerosene lamps for light, washing and drying clothes outside, hand-pumping water, carrying loads of firewood in from the snow, and chinking between each hand-raised log.


Change was slow and beautiful and paced. And then, one day, it wasn't.


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About Shelby Hughes

2017 Shelby L. Hughes | Greensburg, PA | shelbyhugheswriter@gmail.com

S2E5: Choosing Hope and Joy Again


Life is hard. Just as we get used to life being one way, something changes. As we end out the theme of endings for the month of August, can we have hopeful vision even if we are facing an ending to one part of our lives right now? On this episode, we answer the when, why, and how on choosing hope and joy again. My husband and I talk together about the miscarriage we went through and how I found hope in such a hard ending.


Links from the show:

Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving With Hope After Miscarriage And Loss by Adriel Booker

How To Bless Others Even When You're Broken by Erin Whitmer





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