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It’s funny how we can write a post and completely forget about it. About a year and a half ago I wrote my About Me page. I wrote it, then posted it and I haven’t viewed it since. Yesterday, out of the blue, two wonderful and encouraging women read the post and left the nicest comments. Before I could respond to them I had to go back and re-read what I had written. As I read it, I couldn’t help but think of how God could take a situation that seemed so dark and hopeless at the time and turn it into a beautiful new beginning.
Climbing out of the black whole that we were in has not been easy. We’ve had to make a lot of sacrifices and completely change our lifestyle. As hard as this journey has been I wouldn’t change it for anything. Through the darkness, our family has grown closer, our values have changed and there is an inner peace that has emerged.
There are a few things that helped me to personally get to the other side. First, my faith, I knew that God loved me and he had a plan I just needed to be patient and wait for it to unfold. I also had to stop mourning the loss and recognize that I was letting the loss paralyze my life. Finally I had to stop the negative dialog that was going on in my head. I started filling my life with as much encouragement as I could find. The following poem is something that really helped me through it.
No matter how dark and hopeless things might seem at the time God has a plan for you just like he did for us. Our family is still recovering from all of the loss, but I have to say the journey to recovery has been exciting. Everyday I am amazed at how strong and resourceful we have become and look forward to seeing what tomorrow will bring.
Hazel @Cupcakery says
I think you have hit the nail on the head! What a lovely post. Your family has grown closer, your values have changed, and inner peace has emerged… Could you wish for more 🙂 Darkness is always followed by the dawn. I too am so glad your family is waking to bright new days!
Found you on the Meet Me Mondays blog hop! So glad to have popped by… *waves hello* from a new follower, Hazel x
PJ @ Planned in Pencil says
Wow. What a powerful story, and such great comments from caring readers. Im so glad you are on the other side of the dark days. We lost everything too, and just now it feels like we are emerging on the other side.
Sonya Kanelstrand says
When it's hard, it's really hard. Only following our hearts can we get out of such a tough situation you were in. And your mind was so right, I have to remember her thought!
Hardships can definitely make us stronger and appreciative. Great poem and great post. It's so easy to fall into the darkness with negativity and a loss of hope. Glad to hear that you and your family are doing well. =0) ~Kim