Hi everyone! this is Amy.
Words cannot express how grateful I am for all of the love and generosity that has been shown to my family over the past few weeks. We have seen absolutely amazing things happening in and around our community. We have been the beneficiary of so many hours of service and so much generosity that I am at a loss for words (a rare occurrence if you ask my husband) as to what to say. I am so thankful for all of the prayers that are being offered in our behalf. Your prayers are helping to get us through these long days and nights and we have felt the strength from them as they have lifted us and helped us to go forward with faith and we are so grateful for them.
This whole ordeal has been real shock to me and my family and even now sometimes it is still so hard to believe that this is really happening. This is the sort of thing that happens to other people, I never thought that something like this could ever happen to me or my family. It has made me really reflect how important it is to make the most of every day and cherish every minute you have with your family. As I have pondered about what I would like to write in my blog, I have decided to share a few pieces of advice which seem to me to be the most important. Each entry I will share yet another piece of advice or thoughts that may help to strengthen, uplift, or encourage each of the readers to better prepare themselves for the unknown.
KEEP A JOURNAL. Over the past few years, I have had a nagging feeling that I need to be writing in a journal and keeping a personal history for my children. Unfortunately, I refused to heed this prompting, and now I am left wondering how many things I might have been able to share with my children over the past few years that are now feelings and thoughts that may be difficult or even impossible to recall and write. I have wondered what will my children remember about me? What advice would I like to leave for them? What experiences would I like to share with them? And what memories and history will they be able to share with their children about me? Unfortunately it is impossible to know how much time I will have to compile such a life's history. My time is too short. Life is too short. I may never be able share all of the things that I might have shared if I had written in a journal on a regular basis. Keep a journal... Write in it often... Share your personal thoughts and feelings... don't procrastinate... and above all else always show your family how much you love them. You never know when your life may be turned upside down in a flash.