As we made it through this past rainy week, we can't help but look back on the flood that rocked our world exactly one year ago today. It was a devastating time as our home in Cypress was engulfed with water along with so many other residences in Houston.
If that were not bad enough - a second flood came just six weeks later, then our son suffered a severe head injury that was the result of a senseless assault, Smoot broke his foot and has been in a boot for over six months, Smoot's mom unexpectantly passed away just three weeks ago, and all while we were dealing with endless building and contractor issues that caused our Boho build out to take a year and a half to complete.
Now a year later, we're still recovering from all of these challenges that threw our lives into chaos, but we've also came out on the other side much stronger and even more thankful for the blessings we've been given. We've learned that life is about ups and downs, and while this has been one of the hardest years of our personal lives, we give thanks for what is good and that we are together and healthy.
It seems providential that I'm thinking about all of this around the time of Easter. The one thing that has gotten us through this year has been our faith in God. I wouldn't even know what to do without that. So, I reflect on the heartbreaking times and the burdens my family has carried with us this year, but have hope in what Easter Sunday represents and the renewal that it brings..