(I wrote this back in May after the storms but never published it.)
Driving through Tuscaloosa has become a chore, but not because of traffic. It is because of heartbreak! The destruction that the evil giant unleashed on Tuscaloosa is unavoidable (watch the videos you will see what I am talking about. It looks like it has arms and is walking destructively through our city.) You can't go here to there without seeing it. I avoided all the areas as long as I could but it just isn't logical.
I know some people don't understand why I am so upset since I wasn't "directly" impacted, but that just shows that they don't know our city. Our city is more than just a football loving university town. WE ARE FAMILY!
It isn't just our city either. It is our state. We have all come together to help each other no matter what team you cheer for, what city you live in or what race you are. We have become a state of help, concern and love. AND FOR ONCE I AGREE WITH AUBURN, WE ARE ALL IN!!!!!!!!
It has been a long week here in Alabama. A week ago today tornados took away our normal lives. The boys and I are ok. We were less than one block from some of the major damage. I just can't believe how lucky we are. I know it has been a long time since I have written but I feel like I need to ask my blogging family for help for my town and my state. There are many ways you can help, but the biggest thing is you can pray for my city. We are heartbroken, but I will say this I am proud of the response and the attitude during all of this.
If you would like to help, you can go to numerous places to see what is needed. I will try to list a few here.
First let me say....I know it has been A LONG TIME. I hope to get back into the swing of posting, but I need to start small, so I am doing
FLASHBACK PHOTO FRIDAY
This is me and Deddy back in the 70's (like you couldn't tell). Deddy and I were very very close. I shared everything with him. Even through the discipline and mistakes, he loved me and helped me grow. He treated me like a princess and showed me how special I truly am. I think that our relationship made it easier for me to have a close and PERSONAL relationship with my Heavenly Dad.
Thanks Deddy!!!!! I love you two and still miss you terribly! I can't wait to see you in Heaven someday.
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As I was vacuuming yesterday (Please pick yourself off the floor and continue to read), the dirt sensor light on my vacuum cleaner jumped out at me. I started thinking "Boy, I am glad God didn't create us with dirt sensor lights." As this thought was just exiting my head, God placed another thought in my head. "Child you don't need a dirt sensor light because I have made you clean." ISN'T GOD GOOD???
"Count yourself lucky, how happy you must be— you get a fresh start, your slate's wiped clean." Psalm 32:1 (MSG)
This past weekend I attended the Free to Be Me Bloggers Retreat and I must say my cup was more than filled. I met some amazing ladies who I now consider my friends and sisters.
To make a long story short, I didn't think I was going to get to go and God worked everything out because He wanted me there. He wanted me at a place where I would actually have to listen to what He has been telling me for a VERY LONG TIME!!!!
I discovered that I have not allowed Him to be my Potter. I am clay. In the past, I have allowed others to mold me, shape me and make me who I am. Unfortunately, I am not the work of art that God intended for me to be. He needed to break me again, so that I can be FREE TO BE ME and be the "me" that fits His plan.
This past weekend, I broke. I handed all the pieces to Him and am very excited to see the final masterpiece I am in Him.
I am going to be waitng and writing during this whole journey. Who knew that back when I started this blog that the whole write and wait thing would be about me becoming God's Mona Lisa.
I am a single mom of two crazy, lovable and amazing boys. We have a dog named Lord Darth Vadar and a cat named Tiger. Writing has been my passion since I was in elementary school. I hope you will follow me on this crazy journey called a blog.