Dress: Vintage

Norma Kamali

"Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your


is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way."

James 1:2-4 (MSG)

There is nothing like finding out what you are made of when you are stripped of everything. This past year may have been one of my hardest years (being without a job and without a home for more than half of it), but it was one of the best because I was surrounded by amazing people who loved me, encouraged me and kept me going when I had no energy to go on. They didn't let me wallow in anything for too long; they picked me up and help me move on. 

I know my faith is stronger, I trust God like never before. I am constantly reminded of His love shown in His grace, provision and protection. 

I don't know everything, believe me. I will be the first to admit that I am baffled by the things in the life; but I do know that in my darkest times, when I felt like I could not go on at all the only thing that kept me going was that I knew I would get out of this because God was on my side. I'm still in a journey, I am learning to let go of things and let God lead me. There are days when I get it completely wrong, and there are days when I feel like I have it together. Each day is a step on this journey called life, and I plan to walk it out.