Tonight is my last night in Delaware and I’m filled with so many mixed emotions. We trekked up to Jersey yesterday to empty our storage unit and came back today to load it with the rest of my things. Tomorrow we leave for the West Coast of Florida. It’s a very bittersweet time for me. Life is about to change and it’s a big one! I’ve lived at the Jersey Shore my entire life and spent this past summer in Delaware. Tomorrow I leave both places behind to begin a new life, a new adventure, in Florida.
I’m exhausted and will certainly keep you posted on my next adventure but for tonight, I’m spending a quiet night silently saying good-bye to all that I’m leaving behind and saying a silent prayer of gratitude for the amazing life I’ve had for all these years at the Jersey Shore and in Delaware.
Tomorrow another chapter begins and tonight this chapter closes.
Here’s to change and all the wondrous things that life has to offer.
I can’t thank all of you enough for keeping me informed about how you’re doing in the midst of all this ugliness. Please know that I am keeping you tight in my prayers and thinking of all of you each and every day. I pray that this will end and that you will once again have peace in your lives and in your beautiful country.
You are in an incredibly strong group of people. Please don’t lose hope because you have my support and prayers as well as from so many people around the world.
We’re all thinking of you.
Love, light and prayers of hope, strength and peace are being sent to all of you.
It breaks my heart at what all of you have to endure, what you’re living through right now and for those of you who have lost loved ones and friends. You’re all on my mind and tucked tightly in my heart.
Yet in the midst of the ugliness it warms my heart and gives me hope to see the entire world standing behind you, sending prayers, love and support. You are an amazing group of people who are doing what you can to stand strong through the ugliness happening all around you and even with all that you’re going through, you’re filled with gratitude for all of us showing you our support. I’m truly humbled by that.
I’m one person yet I’ll do whatever it takes as “one” person to show my support, to send my love, and to keep you in my prayers.
I can use my words through my writing to share your stories with others.
I can use my voice so that others may hear what they can do to help you.
And I can use my time to pray for your safety and for peace for you and the world.
We need to stand together so that we can stand behind all of you in Ukraine.
We need to speak out together so that the world knows that there’s strength in numbers.
We need to pray together because there’s strength when one or more pray together.
I truly believe that together we can heal this world.
You’re in my heart, Ukraine, and I’m keeping each and every one of you tight in my prayers.
My heart breaks as I watch the news about the devastation in the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian. I can’t even imagine what those people are going through and I pray that the East Coast doesn’t suffer that same magnitude of destruction.
Ever since I’ve returned home from moving my parents from their Florida home back to their New Jersey home, I’ve been cleaning and purging my own garage and house. I have a whole corner in my garage filled with items to be donated to an organization that needs them…kitchen items, bedding, books, and more.
Last night as I was watching the news I thought to myself: “Why not donate these items to be given to the people who’ve lost everything from this hurricane?” I know it’s not much in the grand scheme of all that they’ve lost, but it’s something. In fact, there’s always someone we can help, even in our local towns.
Today I’ll be looking for organizations that can use these items to help in the rebuilding of the lives of those most affected by Hurricane Dorian. I know the storm is still raging on and there are still other areas that may be affected by it, yet I have no control over that.
What I DO have control over is what I can do to help, even if it’s as small as donating the things I no longer need to the people who now need everything to rebuild their lives.
You see, we CAN make a difference and we can make that difference together.
I woke up a little before 4 am this morning with but one thought on my mind: the safety of those in the path of this dangerous Hurricane Dorian.
I have close family and friends in Florida and the Carolina’s and have been keeping in touch with them before the storm finds it way to the coast. Rob’s son traveled to Florida with the New Jersey Task Force 1 a few days ago to do whatever is necessary to keep people safe and help wherever they’re needed.
This morning I ask you to join me as we keep all the people in the path of this storm in our thoughts and tight in our prayers. Let’s pray for their safety, the safety of the animals and for the safety of all the first responders who have selflessly given their time to help everyone get through this storm.
We can make a difference, and we can make a difference together in many ways, both big and small.
Let’s keep everyone in our thoughts and prayers as this storm approaches.
You get up in the morning and get ready to start your day, whether it’s work or getting the kids off to school or simply going through your daily routine. You try and stay away from stress, drama and toxic people, yet somehow those things seem to slip into your day and into your life. You feel upset, sad, drained and tired…and then the world steps in to show you what’s really important: “the people in it.”
We’ve all seen the devastation in Texas and now all of us sit listening to the radio and watching the news to see where Hurricane Irma is going to hit and who is going to be affected by it.
Yet we’re all affected by it, whether we’re in the wake of the storm or on the outside trying to help those in it.
Let’s take a good look at the world and all that’s happened in the last week and what’s about to happen this week. Let’s focus on keeping each other in our prayers and helping those get through it.
Forget the drama, the stress, and the toxic people…they’re a waste of time and don’t deserve our time. There are people in this world that are hurting and that do deserve our time and help.
Please take a moment to say a prayer for Texas and to keep those in the path of Hurricane Irma in our prayers.
And remember: “it’s time to make a difference and we can make a difference together.”