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My Last Redemption Red Blog Post, the 500th One.

By Rachel Rachelhagg @thehaggerty5

There’s no eloquent way to say that this will be my last blog post on this domain. This social media outlet has been more that just writing for me. It’s been a gateway to lasting friendships, my ministry for almost 7 years.

My blog posts have reached as far as the Middle East and hit home for women in my own hometown. The Lord has used my hands to type out words people needed to hear. I’m grateful , but I am changing and evolving into a woman that cannot fit in this domain any longer.

Life changes people. It changes your outlook and your gifting. If you let the hardships strengthen you, you become a new creation.

I’ve spent the last 7 years sharing most all of my heart, my struggles and my weaknesses with thousands of you. I poured my heart out and I was vulnerable in sharing my walk with the Lord. I was honest and I tried my best to make you feel sane, and heard.

At times I am sure I shared too much of my life, things I cannot take back. Instead they are ingrained into your mind of who I am and who I have become.

When you display your life for others to see, you will be criticised. Even by people you feel closest to. You will be judged and let down, but none of this matters in the end. What matters is that my intentions were always pure. I never wrote to gain fame or to point attention to myself, and I say that truthfully. I only wrote to try and point everything good that came from my life to Jesus.

If you read my blog posts and thought otherwise, I’m so sorry. It wasn’t my intention.

My first book came out of this blog. It was the beginning of me coming into who I really was, and learning to be bold in my faith regardless of others opinions. And believe me, I heard them.

This blog has turned into a memoir for me, an autobiography if you will of my first years in Motherhood. My labors and my births, my life experiences that forever changed me.

To , as a farewell to all my readers, I wanted to say one thing to you all. This is not the end, but a beginning of a new thing to come. As a child you continuously grow, and whether you like it or not, you become different. Redemption Red was Rachel Haggerty, young edition. Amatuer addition.

I’m too seasoned and too salty now to write here. It’s not me anymore, but not in a bad way. It’s just time to move onto something different.


I wasn’t fibbing when I told you all a new blog is coming soon. I’m in the process of doing all the things and making it official before I announce anything.

I will be focusing on hard subjects, yet having fun in the meantime. Raising four children has changed me in ways I cannot explain in a few sentences. Life experiences, trauma, disappointments have shaped me into this person that I don’t recognize in my bathroom mirror, but I am trying to get to know her.

I’d like you to get to know the new me.

This isn’t a goodbye as much as it is I’ll see you all soon. I promise to keep sharing my ups and downs, more than I have these past few months.

Hiding my failures and disappointments only makes me feel more isolated. I am me and I more free when I write.

I am leaving the old blog behind, but I am not deleting a single thing. Deleting your past doesn’t make it go away.

There’s no mistake I just noticed this was my 500th post.


Get ready for some new topics and get ready to laugh with me.

All my love.

My last Redemption Red blog post, the 500th one.


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