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.