It has been over a month since the last post here on Project Hermosa was published. My husband, Todd, & I were at the beach. While there was supposed to be a lot of this going on,
Yes, that is me on our flooded car. My husband & I were in Florida when the same storms that wreaked havoc & took so much from so many people in Arkansas & Mississippi eventually made its way down to the panhandle. I spent most of my drive back home in our rental saying to myself, “It’s only a car. It’s only a car. It’s only a car. It could have been worse. It could have been worse. It could have been worse.” That is the truth, there were so many who lost so much more in those storms, from their homes to loved ones; the stories coming out of the southern US that week were absolutely devastating.
The last month has been spent replacing our family car, then dealing with the fact that my husband’s car also died, & a multitude of other stresses that come when a new change is forced into your life. (It’s only a car, it’s only a car, it’s only a car.)
The last month has taught me more about gratitude than probably any other time in my life. And trust me, every time I thought it couldn’t get worse, it has. So much so, that I have taken to muttering under my breath, “I get the lesson here God, I get it. Let’s just keep our situation exactly how it is, I will be happy if nothing else changes! I promise!”
You see, I have & I do take too much for granted. TOO MUCH. I have an amazing family, a great house, an awesome & safe new car, healthy kids, a healthy husband & through it all, I know that God is never going to turn His back on any of us. I am grateful for what I have, I am grateful for the cards I’ve been dealt & I am happy knowing that what doesn’t kill me only makes me stronger.