iChoose2 Appreciate My Past

Welcome to Week 49 of our iChoose2 Love My Life: a one-year journey toward living a life you love!

This week’s theme is iChoose2 Appreciate My Past. Your Week #49 video is below. After you watch the video, please leave a comment below sharing about a defining moment in your life.

In the iChoose2 Love My Life book, you’ll discover lots of great tools that will help you live a life you love. If you need a copy of the book, go to https://ibloom.co/ichoose2book to get it for just $10!

Kelly Thorne Gore

Kelly is the Founder & President of iBloom. She's passionate about empowering women to live their best life and fulfill God's plan for their life!


  1. I LOVE this topic! Just as you said Kelly, our past made us who we are today. My biological father was physically abusive to my Mother when they were married. She finally had enough and left when I was 4 years old. Although I was very little, I still remember clear as day seeing my Mom being basically beat up by him. That life lesson for me was NEVER let a man abuse you and women are stronger than we think. My Mom was young when she had me and it was scary leaving my biological father and being on our own. But she was such an inspiration to me and such a symbol of strength during difficult times. To this day I’m VERY close and protective of my Mother. NO ONE better EVER mess with her or they have to deal with me! LOL This time of year is perfect for this topic as we all reflect on memories of Christmas past. While remembering those no longer with us, it’s important to also appreciate those who still are. Have a great week! HUGS

  2. When I was 26 I became a widow with three small boys. Recently before this happened, I had renewed my spiritual journey with a deeper walk with Christ. I now know that was preparation for what was ahead. July 16th 1989 became a defining moment, my walk with Him has never been the same! I have claimed Romans 8:28 since that time. Though I would rather not have had the accident happen, I am forever grateful that God took all that pain, hurt, anger, and desperation; turning it into a springboard of yearning, seeking, finding and being loved by Him.

  3. Erica Brooks says:

    About a year ago God put me in a situation that would allow me to be so much closer to him than I have ever been. I just started nursing school and needless to say it was not working for me. I would miss church services to study and really that is all I did for about four months. The drop date came nearer and nearer and God made it clear that this was not the time to be in nursing. I had to withdrawal from the class. At first I had a sense of relief but I became very angry at God and didn’t understand what he was trying to do. After many days of prayer and crying over what had happened I finally realized what God had intended for this situation. I had put God on the back burner and all I wanted was to hurry up with school and show how I smart I was to have finished nursing school. From this I was able to be humbled and have patience which were things I was struggling with in my life. My relationship with God became so much closer than it ever had been. God truly is amazing and I love him 🙂

  4. Shari Watson says:

    Unfortunatey, I am at a point in my life where I have closed my heart to God and the blessings He wants to bestow upon me. I have had kidney disease since I was 10 years old. I had a kidney transplant in my late 20’s and God blessed me with two beautiful boys afterward. I stayed close to Him for several years, up until just a couple of years ago. Unfortunately I rejected my transplanted kidney in 2000 and have been on dialysis for 12 yeats. I’ve never questioned why God chose this path for me. I have always tried to be a witness to others who are fighting greater battles than myself. But a couple of years ago I just stopped praying snd going to church. I used to be very active in church snd outreach but have been a recluse now for a couple of years. I will appreciate your prayers and am hoping I can bring myself to participate in this online study to find God’s love again and regain the hope and positive outlook I once had.

Share Your Heart