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by Elizebeth Gidley
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Welcome, I’m Elizebeth! I started this blog in 2018 to help wives and mommies in the trenches of their everyday lives. Whether that is figuring out how to better your marriage, friendships, mothering, yourself and relationship with Jesus.

Whether you’re a tired or energized mommy, new or experienced wife, a young or mature Christian, I believe I have something to share with you. There’s hope in Jesus in all of our circumstances. There’s wisdom that He freely gives to help us navigate through every aspect of our lives. I’m just here to share the wisdom that I’ve prayed desperately for and thank God for everyday. Let me help you see that there is a spiritual side to all that we do and experience in life, including the mundane and hard times.

I am a Jesus loving army wife currently stationed in Germany. I’m a stay at home mommy of three homeschooled toddlers, that travel with my husband and me on all of our journeys throughout the world.

My background

I grew up in Washington state, in an environment that I can really only describe as evil. My mother and father separated when I was four and my mother brought home a boyfriend that violently abused my siblings and me daily for seven years.

In those seven years, despite all that was happening, I found and came to Jesus when I was eight years old. But knowing very little about my savior, I thought that since He saved me from my sins, that He would also immediately save me from my situation. But He didn’t, which made me turn my back on God for many, many years. When our abuser was finally removed from our house, my mother found another man to make our lives miserable until I finally moved out when I was seventeen.

There are so many hardships that formed who I am today, but I can undoubtedly look back and see how God was always there with me. Whether it was an escape to my grandmother’s for the summer or a friend’s loving mom, He always brought joy into the chaos of my home life.

I learned how to survive and rise above my circumstances and to make something out of nothing. It’s by the grace of God I am who I am today.

When I was nineteen, I rededicated my life to Christ and have never turned away since. It was the second best decision I made in my life, next to giving my life to God in the first place. He’s turned me away from being an angry, hurtful teenager, to a loving mom and wife.

He’s guided me through forgiveness and learning how to be to my children what my mother could never be to me. When I don’t have an example to look back on, I ask for His wisdom. In a sense, I guess it’s better to come into marriage and mothering with a few good examples to draw from because I get to draw from the One who created us and knows best.

Where I am now

Currently, I live in Germany with my husband of nine years and three children. We have been fortunate enough to have been stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. I am a stay at home mommy that homeschools all three of my little ones. We love traveling around Europe and bringing our children along for the adventure. I have an insane list of goals that I am trying to accomplish throughout my life so my blog will include all my endeavors, hopefully helping you to achieve some of your goals too. My most recent was learning how to sew. I’m trying hard to model a Proverbs 31 wife and mommy, it’s at the top of my list of goals. I always want to be further in my growth as a daughter of Jesus, wife, mommy and friend. I’m constantly learning, growing and changing. I may be completely over ambitious at times with too much on my plate but I just refuse to stay stagnant in life. There’s always room for improvement.

 

My goals

I want to show you that Jesus can be a part of every single part of our days.
He is with you while you do laundry.
Or when your child is crying at your feet.
He’s with you in the beginning of your day and during the hardest parts.
Sometimes we get to a point of overwhelm and busyness that we forget that He is with us. I want to help you seek Him in the chaos and the busy.
I’ve created a free resource to show you how to do exactly that!
If you made it through all of that and you’re interested in my blog please subscribe! You’ll get updates and I’ll be sending out some freebies from time to time! I’d also love for you to say hello to me on Facebook and Instagram! You can find me @beautyofselah on Instagram or here on Facebook!

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