Be Brave – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Hello friends, strangers, and the World Wide Web, it’s been awhile since I have posted. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve thought about numerous posts, things to say, pictures to share, attention-getting titles; but it just hasn’t been right because my heart has been sad these past few weeks. That sadness is exactly what I didn’t want to share.

There has been so much tragedy, directly and indirectly related to me, but I seem to take it all to heart. I hate to see the pain that is thriving in this world. One of the most difficult parts of this time of year is remembering the death of my dear friend and mentor, Misty. Last month was two years since her death, and it has yet to get any easier. On one of the hardest days, when I just couldn’t come to terms with the whys, when I couldn’t stop thinking about what I could have done to prevent it – this popped up on my Facebook memories (see picture below).

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How can it be, that from Heaven, she is still encouraging and loving me? Seeing this was a mix of pain, happiness, and hope. She believed in me, and that means more now than it ever did before. She spent so much time on me- loving me, praying for me, supporting me; helping me through! There’s no way I’m going to let her down now. I miss her now more than ever, but I’m also more thankful than ever that she was such an intricate part of my life and the beginning of my recovery.

be brave So, today – I’m going to listen to the woman who saved my life. She saw me being brave then, so I can be brave today, knowing that she is still looking out for me from up above.

“The reality is that we don’t forget, move on, and have closure; but rather we honor, we remember, and incorporate the deceased into our lives in a new way. In fact, keeping memories of your loved one alive in your mind and heart is an important part of your healing journey.”
~ Harriet Schiff

❤NTO

3 thoughts on “Be Brave – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

  1. Natalie,

    I am rereading your blog and as Easter approaches, we are again missing Misty. The pain is still with us but we are learning how to live in the pain and the purpose for it. Like yourself, you can put into writing your emotions, honestly, openly and transparently. You are helping those who may be suffering in a different way, however, Natalie, your heart is right there for us all to see, feel and comfort you by our prayers.

    I hope that with Easter coming, the message of redemption and hope come to light upon you as we sing to our God , Who gave His Son’s life for us to free us from all our iniquities. He rose to prove that Jesus is our Lord and Savior and is living within us as we call upon Him for the light for each step of our journey. He paid it all. He is always with us and will never leave us, never.

    Sweet Natalie, please feel our arms around you as Jesus would be and also embracing our Misty.
    Thank you for your love for her, your sweet remembrances of her and keeping her caring heart alive. She loved you and was so proud of you being the victor in your journey. Keep on keeping on and never forget who is in charge and leading you on your path.
    He is risen, indeed!

    Lovingly,

    Karen C.

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