Why Grace?

There is something about grace that speaks to my heart.  It’s an unmerited favor, a gift from God in the form of a son, the first person in my life that made me want to live for someone other than myself.  A daughter that I did not deserve whose middle name, Grace, epitomizes how I feel about family and her.  My stepson, a second son born to another sweet mother.  A second chance to be a wife to my husband, whose love for me has been so unconditional it gives life to the scripture that states husbands are to love their wives the way Jesus loves the church.  A love that would die for me and I for him.  The very fact that I have them in my life is solely because of God’s grace.

A few weeks ago I started a new journey that I believe gives me an opportunity to see life thru new lenses.  Breast cancer.  Yes, it’s the club no woman wants to join.  Surprisingly after the initial shock I found myself in a very unique position.  A second chance to view life thru the perspective of time.  A second chance to enjoy things and opportunities I may have missed had I not received this diagnostic.  The bonus…  I get to be a part of a community of strong women who inspire me to be brave.  That’s a gift of God’s grace.

So I decided to start a blog and invite you to walk this journey with me and my family.   It will not solely be centered around my experience with cancer but about me living my best life yet.  It may not always be fun but it will be interesting as I choose to find the good, the funny and the love each day has to offer.

They say a journey of a thousand miles begin with one single step.  Welcome to my blog…

“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”   Jeremiah 29:11

12 thoughts on “Why Grace?

  1. My sista!! I am so proud of you! You are brave and courageous and love that you have started this blog. We (your family and friends) are all in this together, walking this journey with you. I know you will be of much blessings to others and God will see you through. Love you mucho!! – Tanya

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  2. I’ll be following along with you. Praying with each step you take on this journey.

    Beautifully written words above my friend. As I read it, I could hear your voice, as if you were reading it to me.

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    1. Thank you Margarita… Its only because of God. If you had asked me years ago if I would be so calm over this I would of said no. I would of been so scared. God has truly been doing a work on me. I give him all the glory for giving me such peace.

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  3. You are giving me the tools that I need to press forward with what I am dealing with. Such beautiful writing. I will continue to pray for you as you pray for me and watch GOD change things! 29:11 My absolute fav! Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the LORD us good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Love ya!

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    1. Amen! We are God’s warrior princess and we are fighting the good fight. Even if life knocks us down sometimes we know our source of hope helps us get back up. We are in the together on the mountain and in the valley. Like you always like to say “look at God”. I might need to use that as a title in my next blog 😁

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  4. Dear Haydee, thank you for sharing your thoughts through this blog. Jeremiah 29:11 was also my Mom’s favorite verse, and I have a framed copy of it on my dresser to remind me every day. 🙂 I look forward to chatting with you when you feel like talking, or not when you don’t, both will likely happen. My prayers are added to the many that surround you. “Like a tree, accept the rain, take deeper root, and reach for the sky.” xo
    Meg

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