I am so excited for this post.
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Can you tell by my three smiley faces?
I have been pondering this blog series for a while now and I am happy to say that today is the day for it to begin. It is not going to be a weekly post (yet), but I am hopeful that it will turn into that. But that doesn't matter. What DOES matter is that this little adventure is going to be awesome, amazing, inspirational, and well, those three words sum it up perfectly.
This series will be unlike any of the other blog series that I have done because it will be written entirely by guest bloggers. Yay! Amazing, wonderful, incredible people who have done hard things and are continuing to do hard things in their lives.
Again, I am SO excited about this and don't want to wait any longer. So without further adieu, let me introduce Sara Isom.
Sara is my sister's sister-in-law and she is an incredible person who can do really hard things. I am excited for her to share some of her thoughts with you today.
I know it was really hard for Sara to condense her experiences into 500 words or less and her story is so much more than this little post will be able to share with you. So please, check out her full story on her blog, Carrying An Angel.
(Just FYI, make sure you have some tissues handy when you do...)
I Can Do Hard Things- Sara Isom
I had a friend once tell me that after you lose a child, it's hard to relate to anyone who says they have had a bad day. It's like you can't relate to life on any sort of normal any more. I've had some pretty awesome "bad days" since my son died. Days that sincerely left me wanting to curl up in a ball under my bed and never, ever come out.
Still, those days didn't compare to the day I held the body of my son--lifeless and cold. His sudden birth and death, forced our family to the mercy of others. Things such as child care, comfort, and overall friendship were desperately needed.
It was a terrible, no good, very bad day.
So when we moved to Texas, not knowing a soul, with my husband leaving 10 days later for a week long training to prepare for deployment---I thought, "I got this."
I've heard that everything goes wrong when a spouse deploys. I didn't expect it to happen when he was just gone for a week. I'm two days in and BAM: I broke the sprinkler system on our rental by running over one of the heads, I had a nest of huge spiders on my front porch trying to invade my house (I am panic attack level afraid of spiders), my daughter flushed a huge wad of toilet paper down the toilet and clogged it and then tried to flush it 5 times, and I still have mounds of boxes to unpack.
God knew I could handle it.
Or at least he knew that with the help of the league of Angels, both seen and unseen, He would help me handle it.
And there you have it. Sara Isom, another member of the "I Can Do Hard Things" club.
Tackling hard things one moment and one day at a time.
Have I mentioned that this guest blogger series is going to be amazing? :)
I am loving my second chance at life.
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