This week’s guest is Daphne Woodall. Daphne grew up as the youngest of 11 children in a blended family. Her biological father left before she was born and she never really knew him. But God blessed her with a wonderful step-father when her mom married her third and final husband. She talks about her relationship with him as well as some of her siblings and how she’s always tried to keep connected to family. She was even instrumental in leading her older sister to Christ not long before she passed away from cancer.
Daphne also shares the difficult story of her step-dad’s suicide when he was 91 years old. She couldn’t understand why he made that decision but never got mad at God because she knew that would not have been God’s choice for him. She felt like God wrapped His arms around her during that time of grief, giving her immense joy because she knew her dad was now with Jesus.
And if you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like being the Chick-Fil-A cow, Daphne gives us the scoop from her own personal experience. I know you’re going to love getting to know Daphne!
Highlights and Resources From This Episode
“Life is hard… That’s why it’s important to have faith because faith is what gives you the strength to do the things you don’t think are possible.” – Daphne
Looking for a good Christian resource for blended families? Check out Family Life Blended.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact Focus on the Family for a caring, Christian counselor. You can also check out the blog, Bittersweet, by Beth Saadati, to read about a mother losing her daughter to suicide and find additional resources for parents of children who committed suicide.
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4 thoughts on “What it’s Like Growing Up the Youngest of 11 Children in a Blended Family with Daphne Woodall”
So Glad God crossed my path with these two ladies! Fantastic job with the podcast, Carol, and what an inspiring story shared beautifully, Daphne.
Thanks for listening Jeannie! So glad God brought our paths together!
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