I have just spent the better part of 3 days searching frantically through every single box, corner, drawer, crevice and corner in my home hoping, praying, pleading with the universe for it not to be true. But I have exhausted all of the places I could look and an entire box of my Christmas memories? Simply. Gone. And I am devastated.
I used to be a Christian. Most of my adult life, in fact, until a few years ago, I considered myself a believer. I attended regularly, prayed, worshiped, studied scripture.
And then I had a major crisis of faith when my nephew, Brendon, died at the age of five from brain cancer. Words that were intended to console or support my family in our time of grief, shook my faith to it's core.
Okay, so it doesn’t quite have the same ring as a van down by the river, but it is Friday and it’s all I’ve got. The first day of May, the first day of the #MayWriteAway challenge, Karaoke night with the girls and beer. Oh, I do love a Friday.
We have been living in our RV for a little over two weeks now. Friends and family might be surprised to learn that I actually really like it. We now live in a new, 33 foot pull-behind and, to date, I haven’t had any thoughts of running away or setting the entire thing ablaze. I know many of you have probably lost money on the betting pool. I apologize.
Erin Whitehead is a sought after author, vocalist, consultant and speaker. She is an original member of the American Military Spouses Choir, featured on Season 8 of America's Got Talent. She currently lives in Florida with her husband, who recently retired from the USMC, and their two daughters.