Have you ever had a time in your life when you've been derailed? You know, you're going along and everything is going great in your life, then boom something happens and knocks you off your track? Well I have.
Quite recently I had something happened that was so unexpected that it knocked me off my feet. I won't bore you with the details, but let's just say it totally derailed life as I knew it. It's been about a week. I've gone through my fair share of Kleenex and coconut ice cream and got a zit over this whole thing, so I think it's time to go about things differently. I think I'm going to look at it like I'm an ant. No, I didn't misspell that, I do actually mean ant.
Have you ever watched an ant work? I have and they are amazing. They freak me out a bit, but in their natural environment they are pretty cool. I say this because they have a job to do and they are determined to see it through. No matter what happens, they just keep marching. Even if they get knocked off their path or their path gets blocked, they find a way through. They go over, under, around, they even go through it if they must. Sometimes they even band together to overcome the obstacle. So, in this instance, I choose to be an ant.
It's not going to be easy. I don't expect it to be, especially when you suffer a loss like this. A piece of me is missing, but I can't be sad forever. It may take a little while, but soon I will be able to breathe again without it hurting. Pieces will fall back into place, and the wounds will heal. I have to say that I am so thankful for the people reaching out and providing support. They are all like little ants coming out of the woodwork and helping me find my path again. Friendships are being made and bonds are being strengthened.
You may think it is a little odd that I referred to ants, but if you think about it at times we are like them. There are times in our life when we carry things with us. We carry pain, worry, a burden, a secret. We may even carry a dream or hope.
I haven't mentioned it before, but I am a woman of faith. I am a big fan of quotes, but this time I am going to leave you with a passage, a verse to provide you strength and help you heal if you are going through something like I am now.
Romans 15:13 says: " I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit."
Hi there! Welcome to Grace In A Glass. My name is Danielle and I am so happy that you are visiting this site today. We all have something in life that we are working to overcome. I began blogging about my struggle with overcoming Esophageal Dysmotility and Crohn's Disease with the hope of reaching others with words of encouragement and hope. Thank you for letting me share my stories with you, and hope you have the most wonderful day!