Hello! My name is Stacey, and I’m a wife, mom, Gigi, writer, musician, and recovering perfectionist.
Why Yellow Butterfly?
The symbol of a Yellow Butterfly is a picture of my life. The name was given to me by God in 2017 and then confirmed three different times through an actual yellow butterfly flying near me and around me.
Yellow, to me, is joy, energy, and wisdom, and a butterfly represents transformation, change, and sheer beauty.
Through the grace of God I’ve overcome addiction (an eating disorder in the late 80s) and physical and emotional pain and generational iniquities (sin). I’ve experienced more than my fair share of trials and tears. When the time is right I hope to share more of my story with you.
Through it all I’ve experienced the truth of scripture, knowing God as my Refuge and Strength, knowing Jesus as my Healer and Savior, the Holy Spirit as my Advocate and Intercessor.
If the Bible says it, I believe it!
No matter your religious beliefs, I hope you’ll join me here, seeking hope and joy in what can be a very dark and hopeless world.
My desire is to see women of all ages find hope, help, and healing through this blog, writing, and speaking.
Have you heard about the person who was walking and fell into a large hole? It was so deep they could not get out. A doctor came along and looked down into the hole. “Please help me get out of here,” the person cried. The doctor wrote out a prescription and threw it down into the hole and kept walking. A priest came along and heard the person calling out, “Please help me, Father. I’m stuck.” The priest said a prayer and blessed the person and continued on his way. A friend came along and heard the loud pleas and without hesitating jumped down into the hole. “Why did you jump in here? Now we’re both trapped!” “It’s okay. I’ve been down here before and I know the way out.”
YB is a picture of hope for me, but not just for me– for you, too, if you want more in this life. There is always hope!
Why am I doing this? To share a few things I’ve learned along this road called life through some philosophical meanderings, practical wisdom, and spiritual insight. I am just a regular, every-day person who believes God created each one of us to use the gifts he’s given us to love and bless other people. I want to use mine to the fullest, and I hope to be a blessing to you!
My husband, Tony, is my best friend. I love it when he calls me “Stac,” holds my hand, and pulls me closer to him. He accepts me. He’s patient when my ability to cope hits the skids. He knows me better than anyone on the planet! We’ll celebrate our 32nd anniversary on July 3rd.
The people in my family are my favorite people on earth! I am blessed with three adult kids, two sons-in-law and two grandkids with another one on the way: my oldest son is Isaac, he’s 30, and my two younger daughters are Adele (28) with her husband Shane and daughter Amelia, and Audrey (24) with her husband Ben, son Judah, and a sweet baby due in December of 2019.
I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s in English. I love to read and write!
For 18 years I was a pastor’s wife, and for 7 years I was an English professor teaching composition and literature courses, but most of all I am a daughter of the King and an overcomer.
I want to help the wife who doesn’t know how to connect with her husband. I want to help the young mom who doesn’t know how to keep her child in the time-out chair. I want to encourage the woman who’s not sure how she will continue to successfully juggle her family, career, and sanity.
I want to help the ones who are crying themselves to sleep at night, depressed and discouraged and losing faith in anything good in life, the ones who want to give up.
Because I believe God is real, and with his help, anything is possible!
If you are trapped in a difficult place in life, don’t give up! The sun will come up tomorrow, and the stars will still shine at night. Who knows? There might be an angel by your side. I believe, and I can believe enough for the both of us until you can believe it for yourself.
Join me as I share my story with the highs and the lows, about finding hope in the midst of pain and freedom in the midst of captivity. I’m jumping in because I know the way out of the pit.
It is my honor to host this site. My prayer is that you would find what you are looking for.
Stacey D. Wheeler, M.A.
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11
Believe me, the last person I would have ever thought would embrace being associated with a Yellow Butterfly is me! In the past, this name would have seemed so cliché and cheesy, yet this is the name God gave me, and I am embracing it and really learning to love it. We all have a powerful story to tell. I’m sharing mine here, and I’d love to hear yours, too, so comment and let’s talk!
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