The Grey Sweater

photomemories

Hey gang!

I’m over on Her View From Home today talking about the very personal topic of losing my Dad. I have been on a journey in and out of grief for the past five years. People say that time heals and, on some level, I agree. I also believe, however, that allowing the memories to linger even it causes pain is okay, too. I’ve learned how to trust in the goodness of God despite life getting more and more unpredictable. I’ve gone through anxiety and depression due to the very uneven terrain of my life.

But, there is one thing I know. I am stronger because of the pain. I am able to help others in their grief because I know what it feels like to endure hardship. I can be a voice for those who don’t know how to speak about their loss. And I will press through the feelings to get to the deep truth of security in Christ.

I will write until I can’t write anymore if it helps YOU. So, I invite you to participate in my journey of growth through grief and read my piece HERE. 

hvfh-logo15
The Grey Sweater

What Once Was…

I just discovered that my fave female singer, Sara Bareilles, has a new song out and I’m ecstatic! She not only has amazing pipes but she sings with such emotion and her lyrics are mesmerizingly good.

Which means I had to share this video. The song talks about a woman who is mourning the loss of her younger self because of the toll life has taken on her.

Can anyone relate? I know I can.

So here’s to the younger version of myself- I raise a glass to your innocence, your radiance, your resilience. And here’s to the woman I am now- cheers for sticking it out and not giving up. Life may have thrown some stones at you but you haven’t quit.

I accept who I was then and I accept who I am now.
Time may have changed me but one thing will always stay the same: I keep going. 

And that’s worth celebrating.

 
NaBloPoMo November 2015