April Follower of the Month: Sherri Matthews

Genie, over at Espirational, recently and so very kindly invited me as a guest blogger. Very excited and honoured to do so. Thanks so much Bob and Genie!

Our follower of the month for April is Sherri Matthews who blogs at A View from my Summerhouse.  Her blog is fun, informative and she takes great pictures.  I’m sure you will want to stop by and say hello.

Three years ago I lost my job at the same time that my now 21 year-old daughter was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.  Unable to find another job offering the part-time hours that I could cope with and my daughter, who was suffering from crippling social anxiety (a common problem for ‘Aspies’), needing my help, I became not only Mum but her full-time carer. But deep inside I struggled with the rejection of being laid-off and I began to feel old and useless,  insignificant, washed-up.

As I prayed about it, one day I read this by novelist George Eliot: ‘It’s never too late to become what you might have been.’  I realised that I could use this time…

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About Sherri Matthews

Sherri is a writer with work published in print magazines, anthologies and online. As a young British mum of three, she emigrated to California and stayed for twenty years. Today she lives in England's West Country, a full-time carer within her family. Her current WIP after completing her memoir is a psychological thriller.
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14 Responses to April Follower of the Month: Sherri Matthews

  1. Congrats on being the April Follower of the Month! 🙂


  2. Pat says:

    Congratulations, Sherri, on April Follower of the Month. It’s good to see your happy face getting out there. 🙂


    • Sherri says:

      Ahh, you are a star Pat, thanks so much! Genie and her husband Bob run Espirational, a very positive, uplifting and spiritual blog. You will love it 🙂


      • Pat says:

        You’re welcome, Sherri, and I’m looking forward to getting to know Genie and Bob. I’m always looking for inspiration. 🙂


      • Sherri says:

        You won’t be disappointed Pat and you will be given a wonderful welcome. Thanks so much too for your lovely comment over there, you warmed my heart so much, what a kind, beautiful message to leave there, bless you my friend 🙂


  3. Steven says:

    Follower of the Month? Follower of the Year, shirley? Oh wait, your name’s Sherri 😉



  4. Sherri says:

    HaHa!! Very clever…but I’ve been called worse…! It was lovely to be invited to write a little blog for Espirational. Woop indeed, thanks JG 🙂


  5. Congrats on the well-deserved recognition, Sherri. 🙂


  6. Yea, Sherri! You ARE an inspiration.


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