Then I checked last year's anniversary post and was mildly shocked to see I had already written that post. (Except it was five, not four.)
So, here I am, unsure of what to say. And friends, to be honest, I don't feel much like celebrating. Hurricane Irma is currently on its path to Florida and though I am no where near the danger, it's still a source of worry and fear for me.
It's crazy hearing about the evacuations. It's crazy seeing how big this hurricane is. It's crazy thinking what it would be like if we were still living there. It's just crazy.
|downtown Venice, FL--a place I went to quite frequently as a kid|
But I know God is in control. I know He reigns supreme. And I'm still grateful for so much--thankful a few friends have been able to evacuate (like Mary!) and thankful that my family and friends still there have a safe place they plan to go.
I'm so thankful for the supportive friends I've met through blogging. Their encouragement and prayers mean the world. If I had to pick the one best thing about these four years of blogging, it would be that. My friends. Each of you are so unique, so dear, and so special.
Thank you so much.
Without you, I probably wouldn't be online here today. I probably wouldn't have written my novel, which opened the floodgates for 1,345 other novel ideas (give or take a little :P). I probably wouldn't be anything like who I am.
To be honest, I wondered whether I should save my thoughts about the hurricane for a different post and keep my anniversary post fun and light-hearted. But that wouldn't be very honest with you all. I don't want to put up a front about my life. Sometimes life is sad and messy and hard and I wouldn't be trusting you all very much if I didn't let you know it.
You say, “I choose the appointed time;
it is I who judge with equity.
When the earth and all its people quake,
it is I who hold its pillars firm.
From heaven you pronounced judgment,
and the land feared and was quiet—
when you, God, rose up to judge,
to save all the afflicted of the land.
The waters saw you, God,
the waters saw you and writhed;
the very depths were convulsed.
The clouds poured down water,
the heavens resounded with thunder;
your arrows flashed back and forth.
Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind,
your lightning lit up the world;
the earth trembled and quaked.
Your path led through the sea,
your way through the mighty waters,
though your footprints were not seen.
You led your people like a flock
by the hand of Moses and Aaron.
A favorite song at the moment:
God is trustworthy.
He cares about the people of Florida more than I ever could.
And He's going to be right there in the midst of it all.
He has a purpose for this.
And He will never leave nor forsake His people.
BECAUSE I'M AT 100 FOLLOWERS. YOU ALL ARE AMAZING THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!
But for now, thank you.
Thank you for four years.
Thank you for your friendship.
|pretty flower picture for you because that's all I have right now ;D|
Here's hoping for many more years as wonderful as these have been.
Love you all!!! *hugs*