May 6. It's one of those dates that will be ingrained in my mind for a long time. Three years ago I thought my life felt apart. Everything I thought I knew collapsed before me. The events of May 6, 2011, were not unlike May 6, 2008, even in many ways the same players. But today I have the hindsight, strength and wisdom that I lacked three years ago. I see all the beauty that came from that one event in 2008. I see how I grew and became more of the person I always wanted to be. I see all the opportunities and freedom I gained. So now as I stand here, faced again with that uncertainly, I push it aside to usher in all the opportunities I know are ahead of me. And I know that truth because I know the faithfulness of God, and I know my identity rests solely in Him.
And if I ever forget even for a moment... I've been blessed with family and true friends who continue to remind me. "God loves you, Megan. He can't wait till it's the right time to lavish onto you what he's been saving up all this time. He's a good Father." (Thanks, Art)
"We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey." -Kenji Miyazawa