Thursday, September 20, 2018

Year 21

You are one of the best gifts God has given me. 

You are my person.

You are my friend, my supporter, my soft landing. 

My tough love, my believer of dreams, my validator, my reminder.

My holder of fears, my knower of deep secrets, my release of self doubt. 

My trusted space, my sacred soul, my forever bond. 

Happy 21 Anniversary Hubs! I love you.  

Monday, September 17, 2018

God's Timing Is Perfect

I posted this on Facebook on August 28. Which marked one year after Hurricane Harvey. 
"I am not the same person I was a year ago. Harvey changed me. 
We along with so many others we know lost our homes and everything we held close. I lost the sense of security my home provided for me and my family. 
But today I am focusing on the positive. I am choosing to see God's hand in all of this. I know it was only by His grace, peace, and timing we are where we are today. 
I'm not discounting the struggle to get here. It was tough. The emotional ties to certain items we lost still makes my breath catch when I think of them and still brings me to tears. And even thought we had a brand new home 3 months later, we were still fighting with the insurance company for another 4 months. 
However, in the midst of all the chaos I always felt peace. I felt God's presence and knew he would take care of us. I am so grateful for friends, high school classmates, family, and strangers who helped us. We are so much better off today than we were before Harvey. 
God's timing is always perfect."
It has been a whirlwind since I posted this.
Between all the memories of the one year anniversary stirred up combined with the Facebook memories which weren't helping either, I was feeling a sad. I had a Facebook memory pop up two days later that had me crying at the words R1 spoke.

There has been so much sadness that only piled on to those memories. This past week our community lost two teenagers in a tragic car accident. R1 had known one of them since kindergarten and the other since 8th grade, he even took her to their senior prom in May. 

So as you can see it's been a hard week.

But again I chose to focus on the positive and the one who gave me faith and hope.