We had the good fortune of connecting with Shelly Lee and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Shelly, as a parent, what have you done for you children that you feel has had the most significant impact?
I have raised my children into 2 wonderful adults with the help of God and my mother. I believe raising my children to believe in and serve God is the most important thing I have done as a parent to impact my children. Being a single parent was never my choice but it was my circumstance. I took them to Sunday School and church. I told them to always depend on God. God will direct your path. I have instilled in them to seek Him for He knows the path that is planned for us. I have told them to always ask God for forgiveness. I have instilled in them to pray, believe and wait on God.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
From 7 am-4 pm, I am a Gift Processing Administrative Associate. I have held this position for going on 14 years, this year. I enter donor information into the database; run reports and then send the reports to Account Managers and Department chairs. Now I love my job and I love the fact that I have been there 14 years. I had to overcome being denied other higher paying positions because I was told that I was “not the face” for that position. I have learned to trust in God and believe that He will lead me to the position that I am the face for! Now my passion is reading and writing. God gave me the gift of writing at a young age. Writing gives me a chance to express myself and to inspire others. My stories are Christian inspiration and Christian fiction. I want the world to know that I am a overcomer. I may get knocked down from time to time, but I get back up and keep fighting. I do not give up. When I do feel like giving up, I look up and say “Lord, give me strength.” I am determined to use my gift to reach others for God’s kingdom. My motto is “Without God, it cannot be done.!”
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I have never been to Houston to visit. So the itinerary would be as follows: Sunday-Day 1-Breakfast at our hotel. Then off to Fallbrook Church. Dinner at OMG Baked Potatoes. Monday-Day 2-Breakfast at The Breakfast Klub. Then off to Houston Museum of Natural Science. Dinner at The Locker Room. Tuesday-Day 3-Breakfast at the Black Walnut Cafe. Then off to Downtown Aquarium. Lunch/Dinner at Aquarium. Wednesday-Day 4-Breakfast at our hotel. Then off to Houston Museum District. Lunch at Post Oak Grill Downtown Thursday-Day 5-Breakfast at Lola’s. Then off to see the Water Wall. Dinner at B & B Butchers & Restaurant Friday-Day 6-Lunch at Ray’s BBQ Shack. Then off to National Museum of Funeral History Saturday-Day 7-Meet for breakfast at The Toasted Yolk Cafe and then go our separate ways until next time.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My Shoutout is dedicated to my mother. She has supported me through it all. She has encouraged me to not be like her; but to be better than her. She is my right hand woman. Growing up and watching her, she instilled independence in me. I am inspired by how she was a single parent of 4 and still was able to provide with only her income. A mother’s love makes the difference and is priceless. I am very thankful for my mother. The other people that deserve credit are my adult children. Raising them has made me into the mother and woman that I am today. They motivate me to keep improving myself. They inspire me to be the best in all that I do. They are my daily inspiration. Through the highs and the lows, the 3 of us have made it together as a family, with God’s help and my mother.