July 03, 2007

Welcome Shelley

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Please help me welcome Shelley to the Purple WomenTM site as our newest Regular Contributor. Shelley is new to blogging, but seems to be a natural, and we can all be jealous that she is still 20-something!

She is employed as a Human Resources Manager and describes herself as a Southern girl trying to “embrace her Faith without shutting off her brain.” She says she tries to lead a practical Christian life in the Bible Belt with her husband of 7 years. They have recently decided that the only “children” she will ever have will be the furry four-legged variety. Her current fur-kids include a kitty named Tillman and a retired racing Greyhound, Bowman. The 1st person who can figure out why these pet names are significant and leave a comment gets a "Purple Woman!" button. Post your guesses here.

Shelley and her husband lead a home group, their church’s version of Sunday School for other young couples without children, and they provided the encouragement she needed to start the blogging journey with End of the Tunnel. Please welcome Shelley to our Purple space in the blogosphere!

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LauraS said...

Welcome aboard! Glad to have you!

Ashley said...

I think the first one is named after Pat Tillman, the football player who died in Iraq.

I have no idea about the second one.

Anonymous said...

Welcome aboard!

"and we can all be jealous that she is still 20-something!"

I have no idea why I would be jealous of someone because of their age.

Anonymous said...

I could tell you all the answer but that would be cheating because I am her mom !

AnitaD said...

Welcome Shelley. I look forward to reading your contributions. The bio given on you sounds so much like myself. I wish we had a small group for those without children. Perhaps I should start one. Hmmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

I just find age envy strange - can't change your age, so might as well accept it.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Purple Women! M, one of your contributors, told me about you on her blog.

I am a 39 year old childfree writer/novelist, and my husband and I have been married for ten years.

I'm tickled to find you gals -- you sound like a great group! I've added you to my blogroll so I can visit and comment regularly. :)

Welcome, Shelley! You sound like you'll be a great contributor, and I look forward to reading your posts.

Take care, everyone!

Shelley said...

anitad: If you want to start your own small group, I say go for it! You will be amazed at how much easier it is to develop meaningful relationships and study the Bible when no one is worrying about the little ones.

Thanks everyone for the welcome wishes!

twiga92 said...

Welcome, Shelley! I too am childfree and a Christian. We are the only couple in our small group who doesn't have kids. Our church is rather small and I don't know that we have enough couples without kids to actually have a small group for us. But that would be a great idea for the future as we grow.