The other day I came across this saying and it spoke to my heart, I believe God new I needed some encouragement.  So, I would like to share it with anyone who reads this and that you will also be encouraged.

Life is too short to wake up with regrets, so love the people who treat you right, forget the ones who don’t.

Believe everything happens for a reason, if you are given a second chance, “Grab it with both hands”

If it changes your life

“Let It”

Nobody said life would be easy, They promised it would be worth it!

After reading this my heart was so touched because I was given my second chance and I know if God’s hand was not on my life on Sept 30, 2010 I would not be here.  A friend said to me ” Tiffany it was not your time, if it was, you wouldn’t be here “.  I have always known this but I guess after reading this it became even more real to me.  I have said it before that I really want this year to reflect my second chance and that I want to live my life to the fullest and live a life God and David would be proud of.

I have started to work again which has been really good because I am getting out of the house and meeting people.  It has been an adjustment going from not working for the last 15 months to working 2 part time jobs but it is keeping me busy and I am enjoying it.

This year has had it’s challenges and my faith has been tested all over again.  So, due to some challenges that rocked me to the core, I have not been living my life the way I would like to and now that I have gotten through those difficult times, I feel I am back on track and encouraged that life is heading down a path that only God could have paved out for me and I know he has walked my steps before me and all I have to do is follow in his footsteps.  So, my prayer is that God will lead me down his path he has planned for me because I know his will for my life is greater than I could imagine.

I also had come to the conclusion that my life is bigger than my moments and that my identity is not in David’s death nor Sept 30th, yes it has formed part of my identity and the person that I am today and who I am becoming, but it is not who I am.  My identity is in who God says I am not who the world says I am.  Yes, I have gone through the most horrible thing anyone could imagine, and I am still going through a lot of the pain and grief but I also know that I can not stay in my grief.  Staying in a place where I don’t allow myself to heal doesn’t do me or anyone else any good.  I remind myself all the time that David is happy and he is at peace and in reality he got the better end of the deal.  So I feel I grieve more for myself and not for David.  God’s word says he heals the brokenhearted but he can only do that if we allow him access to our heart and to our pain.  My only hope is that through my life and overcoming the pain I feel inside that God will use me to touch other women and men who have maybe gone through or are going thru a tragic experience.  To encourage them and help them see that God is with them, he loves them, and that he did not make what they are experiencing happen to them, but he will be there to help them through it.

I was watching a movie the other day and the daughter in the show, lost her husband and she asked her dad ” how do you let go “?  He said ” your not letting go of the love you shared with him, your letting go of the life you shared with him “.  I found that to be great wisdom and I also find it relates to anyone who has lost a spouse, child, parent, sibling or friend.  I hope this has been encouraging to anyone who maybe reading this

God Bless