Let’s be real, LIFE CAN BE VERY UNEXPECTED! But what do you do when the unexpected happens?

September 6, 2017 Category 5 Hurricane Irma decided to make her grand debut in the U.S. Virgin Islands and surrounding islands. Then, less than 2 weeks later Category 5 Hurricane Maria decided to pay us a visit also. Life as I’ve known it has changed so much. I believe that some days I’m still walking around shell shocked. It felt like my hopes and dreams were blown away with the storms. It just seems like time stopped from that day forward, the world around me was moving, but I was at a complete standstill.

Beauty for ashes
Beauty for ashes

It’s been about 3 months post storm and it still feels like yesterday. Life is constantly bringing me challenges, but I know that it is up to me to find the courage to leave my comfort zones and learn to embrace them.

The storms have shown me what my true priorities should be: 1. God, 2. Family, and 3. Health. Looking back I can see how I’ve placed some of my dreams on hold because of all the turmoil around me. For a long time I just wanted to feel normal again. I had to allow myself to vent and let things out (I HATE YOU IRMA & MARIA!!!), but I never forgot that I have so much to be thankful for.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Philippians 4:13


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