Shoot like a Girl | Reminder (#31days)

Mona

Day 22: Moore, Oklahoma.

Her home was a beautifully welcoming place. She decorated it for every holiday, and her two spare bedrooms held all the things her grandsons and granddaughters needed so they wouldn’t have to pack a bag to visit her. The kitchen was filled with snacks, and her yard was blooming with flowers and spring green.

And in an instant, it was gone. On that fateful Sunday, beauty became slab and rubble. There was no time to escape, no place to hide. Her son, a police officer, found her and dug her out of the debris.

In an instant, it was gone. Home, car, belongings. All gone. But she wasn’t. And so she smiled. Her smile was medicine for all who were hurting as we donned masks and gloves and sifted through what remained.

She had only one wish. A plaque. A reminder of why she smiled.

Plaque

And what remained made us smile too.

*****

Here’s the full story about what we found when we dug through the rubble. Every time I start to think sweet miracles are a thing of the past, I come back to this. 

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About Ronne Rock

YOU ARE GOD'S HAND-CRAFTED DESIGN. AND I WANT TO CELEBRATE YOU.

We're in this together, and I am for you. I secure road signs with a hammer of hope, and clear the debris so they can be seen. I am your encourager. I walk and keep walking. Cheer and keep cheering. I invest, dive deep, and cherish most the stories being written in the lives of women who believe restoration is a reality on earth as it is in heaven. God holds the pen in those stories, “That one - I hold her. And that one - she is My delight. And that one - never snatched away.”  I am a mouthpiece of celebration for women. Redemption is our song. You can find even more encouragement in  "For You, Love" the prayer journals that invite you to respond, and in Everbloom, a collection of stories from the Redbud Writers Guild. I'm currently writing One Woman Can Change the World, set to publish late spring 2020 (Revell). I'm honored to be represented by Credo Communications.

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