I still cry when I remember.
When something deeply impacts our life, time may move on, life may resume, wounds may heal, but those powerful memories remain.
As I prepared each blog for its 10th anniversary post, I couldn’t help but relive it.
Because it hurt then.
And the memories linger.
It hurt that my son’s first year of high school was disrupted.
As was my daughter’s first year of college.
And what should be a fun and exciting time was instead, hard and uncertain.
It hurt that our house was damaged and our things destroyed.
And we weren’t sure how we could afford to fix and replace it all.
It hurt that we had to throw away pictures and videos, journals and books we cherished.
It hurt that others lost so much more. And that others did not loose anything.
It hurt to see how life changed for so many. And how we had to say good-bye to friends who moved away.
But, in the midst of the tears, we can have hope, because there is life after the storm.
Grace & Peace
About Jill English Johnston
God writes His story on every heart, if we only pause to read it.
My heart has lived in a fantasy world since early childhood and am delighted that God has finally brought me to the place where I can bring the fantasies to life through story. I am currently working on a fantasy trilogy (of course) but I also post thoughts, reflections and (hopefully) inspiration to my website: tabletsofhumanhearts.wordpress.com
I am a follower of the Rabbi Jesus, married to my best friend and inspiration, and the mother of three incredible children, one daughter and two sons, a son-in-love, a daughter-in-love and two adorable granddaughters.
When not writing, I passionately pursue prayer, reading (never enough time to read them all!), and the outdoors. My husband and I both served in the US Navy and have lived/travelled through many states and all over Asia. We both still enjoy travelling, but we really love our home in New Braunfels, located at the Texas Hill Country.