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I will not be moved.

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You know when you don’t think you can take anymore, and then it comes on even stronger? Yeah, that.

This past week has been another series of events that I never would have put together in my wildest of dreams.

My parents came to visit. It was going to be a nice, long visit ending with them cheering Brian and I on at the Miami marathon this Sunday. I was looking forward to having them here, not rushing the visit, inviting them into our everyday lives that they miss so much and that we miss sharing with them.

Well our plans aren’t always the same as God’s.

After only a short visit of maybe 36 hours we got a phone call that my Grandpa had taken a fall and was not in good condition. The next call that came told us that he passed away. My dad and mom were here and they learned this over the phone, sitting on our couch. Several hours later they were back in the car returning home in disbelief and with heavy hearts. I had lost another grandparent.

You see, just 3 months ago my mom was visiting and after only 36 hours of her arrival she got a phone call while sitting on our couch that her dad, my other grandpa was being life flighted and taken into emergency surgery. Sadly, he did not make it through the surgery. She quickly returned home in disbelief and with a heavy heart. What? My grandpa was gone? But, I wasn’t ready for this. We had just said goodbye to my grandma exactly a year earlier.

I have a felt a lot of feelings and emotions this last week. Mostly sadness because this all just isn’t what I planned. It’s not what any of us planned. But God never promised He would steer me away from a whole bunch of crappy situations. He did promise He would never let me go. He will carry me through. He will stand on my behalf. He will be strong in my weakness. He will take on my burdens.

Even in these hard, crappy situations God has shown up. With flowers being delivered, texts and phone calls, and a dear friend flying down last minute to help and bless us in the most tangible way. Even when I don’t have the words, when I feel emotionally dead He has been here for me, for my family, for all of us trying to make sense of this.

He is forever faithful.

I will not be moved.

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I'm a wife to 1 amazing husband. A mom to 1 little dude and 2 girlie girls. A follower of the ONE who saved me. A daughter to 2 wonderful people. A sister to 1. A friend to many. A runner because that's what I do to keep from not going crazy. And the CEO of this little part of the world we call home.


  1. Oh friend. I’m soooo sorry to hear your news. what a year of grief. God is unchanging and he is good. But He is also unpredictable. Praying He continues to be your solid place, your refuge, your immovable Rock. ❤

  2. I have been walking the path of crappy for so long now and there’s no end in sight. BUT He is who He says He is. Just as you’ve said, He is faithful! I’m celebrating that you see Him — that you are choosing hope! Keep going!

  3. Kyra Goffeney says

    Oh, I am so sorry. Praying for you and your family during this rough season. May the Lord’s faithfulness truly touch and minister to your hearts.

  4. Gosh I was so saddened to hear of another loss, and now to hear how it all happened. So much loss can leave such an empty space, heart… Or something like that. But sweetie, you walk in Light and Truth and that alone will help fill that lonely sad space! God is a God of Love and Comfort. Stay cradled in His arms as long as you need to. Heartfelt Shmpathy sent to you and your family.

  5. Julie says

    my faith goes deeper in His promises as I watch you choose Him amidst the unexpected. So glad you are seeing His grace. xoxo

  6. Hey Cassi! I am sorry you have had some crappiness too, no fun. BUT just like you said we are both choosing to believe He is faithful!

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