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June 28th. Not my most favorite day of the year, but it’s a date that significantly impacted our family for forever.
4 years ago today, our lives were forever changed. Exactly 3 months prior, we had uprooted our family from North Carolina and moved to Wisconsin.
Never in a million years would any of us have expected that on a random Friday morning at 7:04am our beautiful 1886 Victorian home (with us home!!!) would be struck by lightning and catch fire.
The road we’ve traveled has been long, painful, agonizing, unfair, lonely, humbling and uplifting all at the same time. I can truly say that I’m so proud of my family for being so tough and resilient (even when it felt impossible to do so!)
While it’s still an ongoing process, light always shines through at the end…and I’m determined for this old Victorian lady to be a beacon of hope and encouragement for others. Things don’t always go our own way or as things were planned, but sometimes that’s not a bad thing –> and remember, be thankful for what you do have because it can all change in an instant. I praise God that the things that mattered most were saved!
The Journey Through Photos Video…
While capturing some of these moments were emotionally hard, I’m so thankful that I did snap these photos because it helps us see what we were able to come through. While I’m unable to share a lot of the details of why my husband and I were “gifted” back our house to complete, I wouldn’t have wanted to walk through this with anyone but him. These past four years have been hard, draining, maddening and trying – to say the least – but I’m proud to say that we were able to walk though this together, unbroken.