Reshaping My World
Posted July 8, 2021 by Jeannette Wilcock
Categories: Jeannette, Popular Posts, Sister Post
“JEANNETTE!” My sister screamed as she held up our shared Barbie dolls and shook them in my face. “Why did you cut off all their hair?”
“I think they look beautiful!” I retorted. The long, silky blonde locks were now a precise, chin-length bob and I was the master of my world! I continued to play and create, twisting braids into my sister, Theresa’s, dark hair to match her “Wendy” doll. I was the expert and I had a newfound feeling of freedom and accomplishment.
Hello! I’m Jeannette, second oldest of six sisters raised on two different coasts—running from one life to embracing another. My lighthearted, live in the moment, social butterfly personality enabled me to adjust to big changes in my life and fit well with my passion for beauty and design. This led me to Cosmetology school at 19, opening a Salon at 27, and now 30 years into the hair business.
I am amazed how God gifts each of us with the personality, interests, and talents to equip and aid us on our journey in life.
Despite my social butterfly personality, there were times on that journey that the pain deep inside silenced me. I wanted to run, jump, sing and play as I did when I was a little girl with my sisters, but as the years went by, the sting of life swelled in my soul.
It was the moment I realized I may never have children through pregnancy that I came to terms with heartache and disappointment, and learned that life doesn’t always go the way I think it should. My heart had to adjust to a new plan.
As the years went by, the sting of life swelled in my soul.
God’s plan was that I would open my heart to adoption, I would move to Nashville and pursue my love of singing and songwriting, and my soul would fill and heal as I awaited becoming a mother. God’s plan is always best, but hard to accept when I wanted things to happen my way and in my timing.
Rocks, boulders, brush, and thorns have paved my journey through life, but also wildflowers, sunshine, dry smooth paths, and open vistas of beauty. God has not left me orphaned in the wilderness during the.most difficult times in my life. He has gifted me with a personality that looks for the good, and hopes for the best. God has blessed me with many talents that have aided me in my walk through life. Most importantly, He has given me the greatest gift of all when I became a child of God through baptism and through receiving the Holy Spirit, who has strengthened me and supported me through every trial in my life.
Today I am incredibly blessed with my sweet, strong, and supportive husband of almost 30 years. I am the proud mom of two beautiful, long-awaited children. I’m surrounded by family living close to eachother in our small town of Sheridan, Wyoming. I own and run a wonderful salon named after my grandmother’s salon from the 1930”s in Brooklyn, NY. and I sing and share songs I have written whenever I can to spread God’s light and hope.
I am on a continual journey to discover how God wants me to use the gifts and experiences I have had to reshape the world I’m in and ultimately to bring him glory. I’m excited for you to come along with me on this journey as we become all that God has created us to be!
God has great plans for us, so let’s look ahead with much hope and joy and see all the little unique things about us as tools God has given us to walk this journey called life.
I love the way you have used your gifts and your experiences to reshape the world you live. That is beautiful!
Thank you Theresa!
Jeannette, the way you’ve allowed God to use you through pain and loss is awe-inspiring!
Thank you for saying that Sarah! It truly is a gift that God wants to give us in our pain.
Love this!! Jeannette your children are so blessed to have you and Steve!
Thank you Wendy. Becoming a Mom was my greatest gift!
Hi Mom, good writing!
Thanks Lucy! I take that as a great compliment. I love you!
Love what you wrote Jeannette sometimes there is no why we just have to put our trust in God! So happy you all have such a strong faith!❤️🙏
Aunt Corine, your so right, sometimes we just don’t know why but trusting Jesus never disappoints!
Beautiful Jeanette! I’ve always been drawn to your sweet humble outlook on life. I resonate with your words so much! God always knows best & as we follow His beautiful divine plan, we find our happiness. God bless you all on this journey. I’m sure it will be more than you’ve ever dreamt of.
Gerise, thank you for your kind words. You are one of those souls that lights up the world!