To change things up a bit at Defying Shadows, we decided to highlight a post from each of our personal blogs to bring you there and let you learn a little more about us. I have two teenagers, one who is old enough to date. I wrote this post months ago and held it close, knowing that God would prompt me when the time was right to share it. The piece has had a robust response and readers have let me know they shared it with their daughters, granddaughters, and youth groups. I’m always thankful when my words can help and encourage.
Meet Melanie P:
Melanie Pickett is a writer and blogger and is currently completing her first nonfiction book. She has battled Crohn’s disease and complications, has a now-healthy son who was born prematurely under challenging circumstances, and survived a 15-year abusive marriage and her first husband’s mental illness and eventual suicide. A wife and mother of two, she loves Red Wings hockey, reading, playing piano, and traveling adventures.