It’s hard to believe 3 years ago we were going through all of this. 3 years ago we evacuated from a hurricane, having a 4 month old who was transitioning from pump to breast we knew we didn’t want to be in a situation where the power went out and our milk stash was compromised. So we headed out, few outfits for the weekend and some necessities, never did we imagine that we’d have nothing to come back to.
In that moment you feel like your entire world is crashing down. But in the midst of so much destruction I still felt like I had so much to be grateful for. I truly felt like these pictures were little messages from God, and I felt so much peace. He is so good my friends, and I’m so grateful for his guidance and all that we have today. ❤️🙏🏼 Matthew 6:26-33
From Facebook Memories: “A few days ago I met with a Fema inspector – it was the first time since we evacuated that I’ve been to the house – I was nervous, scared, emotional. The neighborhood looked like a ghost town, piles of debris everywhere, and it smelled so so so bad. We lost everything, and I was prepared to see the worst.
I walked up to the front door and saw a little Polaroid faced down outside and I flipped it over with my shoe. It was a picture i took of Johnny and Olivia when we got back from the hospital. It survived. I walked in and there were a few more scattered all around the house, they all survived! All of them being of Johnny, Olivia, and I.
It might not mean much to anyone but, we lost everything and these tiny little pictures survived. They were on the fridge that had knocked over because of the current from the flood, I thought they would’ve been ruined. Unfortunately i left them behind (because of the possible contamination from sewage) but something about seeing them almost in perfect condition made me feel a sense of peace. Those pictures are like our little family, strong and resilient, I KNOW we will continue to rise above and overcome. ❤️”
Every year since then, this memory pops up on Facebook, and every year I share it. No to get pity or sympathy, but as a testimony that God is always working and moving in our lives even if we don’t feel or see it. The years following this day we’re not easy. However, God has tremendously blessed us in so many ways following this event. And I truly credit our dedication to our faith and dedication to look towards Him for those blessings.
I felt like this memory couldn’t have come at a better time. I know that the uncertainty of this pandemic has affected many lives, financially and health wise. Many have lost their jobs, have been evicted, or don’t know how they’ll make their next bill payment. I hope this post inspires you to keep the faith, to trust in His ability, to be reminded that God will never leave your or forsake you.
Matthew 6:26-33 “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” 💖