Peace in the Storm

Hello friends,

Today has been very tough for me. Yesterday I found out one of my good friends passed away suddenly. I don’t have any other information other than that. I am just in disbelief. The last time I saw her was roughly in 2014 when I went home to Boston. We exchanged numbers and made it a point to meet up and hang out. Sadly, that never happened. And I wish I can just turn back the hands of time and go hang out with her & have one more story that brings us both to laughter… but I can’t.

How could this happen? What happened? Was she sick internally and didn’t know it? I just wish I had some more answers. I was in the the middle of my morning devotions and just broke down crying. I couldn’t stop! This news hit me like a ton of bricks!

I canceled my Friday motivational live video on Facebook because I was just crying too much. Everyone understood and said they were praying for me. I appreciate that.

Just when I thought my morning couldn’t get any more challenging, I got a call from the school nurse… my son Jeremiah had a slight temperature and was complaining of his throat hurting. Then I got an email from his teacher saying he wasn’t himself. I knew I had to suck it up and go pick him up.

I also had to go get some medicine even though Jeremiah was practically falling on the floor while at the store. I just had to put on my shoes of peace and help him up until we made it back home.

Once I got home, I realized the place was just a mess! I had to vacuum shredded cheese off the floor, do my laundry because I was pretty much out of clothes, and get my son settled in a cozy spot on the couch! Whew! And, let’s not forget I’m in full grieving mode here, so everything is just a blur today.
Now I’m actually getting ready to head over to the clinic at 2:00 pm so we can see if this is strep throat. I’m rushing and my son won’t even get off the couch. Lord, I just need strength and lots of hugs today. I will find my peace during this time. God always shows himself strong throughout every challenge I face. I trust Him to help me today.


Until next time, “laugh hard, love harder, capture each moment & sprinkle a little joy in someone else’s life.” -XO Shona~ 


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