"The Why" behind the work and smile
"The Why" can fall into so many categories...
The Journey online
began with just sharing encouragement, which has always encouraged me, a win-win. For the record, this is not an obligation, not an agenda, just an area of joy to share words and images that allow us to pause and consider, from day one, to appreciate the gift of life.
**The "About" page and first words posted, April 2014, was when this road map began online, and shares a view of the beginning along this roadmap. Who knew at the time where the road would lead...
When my life, my home, changed "instantly", a tragic unimaginable moment with details that seem like yesterday. When my husband, a father to our two sons was murdered, it was a moment that takes your breath away. In a Fog, not clear of the next steps, but walking through with my Creator, He provided so much more, that there is no way to share the gravity, in a blog.
Grateful for God's Grace, for my sons and I, shared more on the Podcast: "Why An Eagle?!"
My journey had come to a crossroad "in an instant", and what was before me, in that moment was my Faith, in that moment it was in question, "What now, what is your Faith now? My blueprint, my plans ripped up in an instant, did I mention "In an Instant"
As often shared in the village, I had a choice, to remain angry, to continue the road weighted, as a victim. A personal choice, to decide if I would reside, In a space that no matter, what I chose would not change what had happened to our home.
A period of Healing, a period of Trusting and Questioning God, a God who I know and had walked with prior to this moment in my journey, a God I personally know has no darkness in Him (1 John 1:4-5) but, still within a painful place, left to wrestle with Why?!, Left with Pain, and left with, What Now?!
For me, it was an opportunity to punch back at the evil that came on my doorstep. A praying woman, who knew that the journey would include continuing to pray through for my sons, for my direction and as time went on, making a choice to do something with it, no longer just about my home, but now about every Heart that was in the midst of "Why" and including, those whose Journey may across an unimaginable crossroad. This became the Work, the fulfillment to my heart, and the seeds that would be planted...
The rearview mirror, always allows a view of the road behind of where you've traveled, and present day perspective, the journey. Continuous reflection, my Creator, God walked us through with a Peace that can't be explained, which included Tears in the midst of celebrations. Present day, a continued Faith, a Hope that continues beyond a grave, and continued Trust in a Living God.
We may not share the same Faith, or have the same experience or perspective, but here, this village, Helping Build Bridges Across, was created to Share the Unfamiliar Journey together, to share the Smiles, the Joy, to Share a Perspective without providing Answers. A place to remind "us" to Take a Pause and Consider, what really matters to us "daily". To appreciate the lives that surround us "today"
Simply, a place, a village that is empowered by "Love" and that allows us to Share, to Listen to each other without being offended, when and if we don't agree.
Not Answers, Sharing a Perspective
The work is continuous, the intent was, is and always will be the same. My punch back to the pain that tried to destroy our home, my sons and generations is the continued work of what fulfills my Heart. Sharing Encouragement, Empowering Words and Images to build on Peace within, all of which encourages and empowers my Journey. #IAmGrateful
"No One Said Easy"
The Focus is clear
When you recognize
"No One Promised Us Tomorrow Will Look the Same as Today"