Day 2577 – Heartbroken

Today, my heart is so heavy. Last night, the amazing historic Ellicott City was flooded and experienced extensive damage. I mean, unbelievable damage. A quick search online will show it. I am filled with many emotions about this for many reasons. We live just under 2 miles away. It is crazy something like this happened so close. I took a walk around our apartment complex this morning and there was some minor evidence of flooding last night but mostly just displaced garbage and grass against cars. As I started this post, I tried to find photos I’d taken in my many visits there….I had none. Not even plates of food. I may have some buried and not tagged well on this blog but it was still a sad thing. I’ve had coffee at several places, had drinks and tacos. So many memories. It also brought up memories of our very near death experience in the Gunpowder River. I’ve watched videos, looked at pictures and just wept.

As I was scrolling through my Facebook feed as well, I was struck by all of the other tragedies people are experiencing. Some far away, some as close as two miles away. It reminded me how many hurt and broken people there are and reminded me to be kind when someone has an attitude with me. When someone doesn’t return your smile or your wave, just remember, you have no idea what they’re going through.

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About 365 days of marriage

I started this blog in April of 2011. At the time, Bret and I were wedding photographers and it was a way to share how marriage is more about the day to day and so much more than the wedding day itself. For about 5 years, I blogged about the joys and sorrows of the Christian walk, marriage, work, family and friends. I’ve blogged every day since a few weeks after I started. In May of 2015, we photographed our last wedding. Now, I have become passionate about simplicity, particularly in marriage, Christianity, business, travel and life. For a number of reasons, we have become minimalists. I’ve found that having simplicity makes life so much deeper, refreshing and joyful. I hope that this blog will help others see the benefits of living simply.

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