On The Horizon

Last night I dreamed a tidal wave was coming for me.

It was intense enough to compel me to find the significance. According to DreamMoods.com, it means both an, “overwhelming emotional issue that demands your attention” or “the clearing away of old habits”.

The last couple of years have been intense; losing dad, losing love, moving far from home, returning home, and now selling my house. I sometimes feel I have lost more than I have gained.

I imagine rewinding the clock and living in my house with EmChaff, Lauren and Stacy  down the street. I long to erase the heartbreaks. And I miss dad constantly.

But then I think about who I would be, who my friends would be, had we not walked together through these storms.

My faith is weathered today. But I am not broken. I know who I am. I know who my God is. And I know that there is only one way to deal with tragedy and face tomorrow with hope; Jesus.

I realize that I do not want to reverse the clock. I choose to cling to my memories and face forward.

This story, On The Horizon, is not about forgetting or abandoning the past. It is about carrying the good with you as you face the future and accept the next adventure as it comes.


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8 Responses to On The Horizon

  1. Ric says:

    Love this…your strength is inspiring, your vulnerability endearing. Your Faith is solid. I am honored to know you and be your friend.


  2. Amen and Amen, Ric.
    Love you, Em.


  3. Bri McKoy says:

    I LOVED this! Made me tear up a bit. We love you dearly, Emily!


  4. Sam Francis says:

    To dream of a tidal wave represents problematic life situations or uncertainty that threatens to overwhelm you emotionally. You may be experiencing a high degree of stress or emotional drama. You may also feel swamped by unfamiliar situations, obstacles, or unwanted changes. You may be struggling with a rough situation such as a divorce, illness, financial loss, or unexpected change.

    A tidal wave may reflect the threat of emotional devastation due to unexpected or unwanted events. A sign that you need to stick it out. You have little to gain by denying the problem.


  5. Hannah says:

    I like how you said that this story wasn’t “about forgetting or abandoning the past” but rather about carrying it with you to confront the future. Definitely think that’s a counter-cultural, and dare I say biblical?, approach to tomorrow.


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