Becoming a mom does a lot of things to our heart and soul. The love factor is beyond comprehension. Then there’s the fear factor, which exists in a league of its own. Although loving two boys out of the nest was difficult, giving my daughter wings to fly was something altogether different.

Mom fear takes on new meaning when sending a young woman into the world. And in the February issue of Guideposts, I discussed my journey of worry in great detail…including how prayer and my daughter’s beautiful faith helped me overcome many mountains of anxiety.

Click here to read Goodbye, Kahrin

To letting go, crazy Mommas!





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Shelby is a self-described “sappy soul whisperer and sarcasm aficionado” who has a deep love for Jesus and storytelling. She is a wife of 28 years and a momma of three 20-something kiddos. As a freelance writer and author, you can find her words in the national publication, Guideposts, and all over the web at places like Her View From Home, Today, Parenting Teens & Tweens, Love What Matters, Scary Mommy, and others. Shelby also has a new online mothering course called, Mindful Mothering: When You Change the Way You Look at Things, the Things You Look at Change, and she blogs over at