My name is Sharon Erlenmeyer, and I am a wife & mother who enjoys, writing, music, photography, graphic design and all things creative. If you know anything about my husband Caleb and I you ought to know this, our upbringing and our Christian heritage is something we hold very dear to our hearts. Trees symbolize life and Caleb and I, are just a branch, and our children the little leaves growing into their own branches. My intent for this blog is to share with you the stories adventures and the "fruit" that grows on our branches.
As our family grows, it grows alongside many others, some big branches that have been around longer than ours, young branches like ours and at times branches that are pruned to make way for new growth. In this life there is no greater privilege than sharing with others the joys and sorrows along the way. I hope that this blog encourages you as I share how our family grows strong and sturdy. I pray you are encouraged by the shade of the leaves, and that the “fruit" adds bright flavor and encouragement to you and yours as you grow alongside us.
As this blog and writing venture has grown I have chosen to change things here and there. When I first began blogging it was simply as a way to show and tell our photography as a business. Though I enjoyed writing about our clients and the time we have been privileged to spend with them, capturing special moments, the blog held a minimal amount of personal entries about my life and our own family.
After our life took a few turns and photography was no longer the focus I began a new blog titled Just a Branch that became a way for me to write more personally about the struggles of losing a child through miscarriage. It was therapeutic in so many ways, but also gave way to more writing about all of my interests. However the original intent of the blog, Just a Branch, seemed a bit too focused on personal growth and growing as a family. We grow and change so much as people and though I still desire to write about the deep and thought provoking I also felt the need to lighten things up a bit.
I wanted a place where the tough challenges could coincide with the everyday life-the fun and the challenge, the mother with chores, ideas and struggles and the woman I am apart from that with dreams and ideas, deep thoughts and yes, fun. So here it is, Adventures of a Scratch Mom or simply, Scratch Mom and I do truly hope you enjoy it and are, in some way, encouraged by what I have to share.
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Hi, I'm Sharon
...and these are my adventures as a mom, as a musician, and as a writer using my creative abilities to navigate this life. It is my hope that in some way my life is an encouragement to you. Come join me as I strive to embrace contentment and gratitude amidst this busy, exhausting and wonderful life.