I'm not even gonna hold you, I kind of forgot how this blog looked. It's been that real. While this post is less about the style and more about LIFE, there's no post more fitting for a (yet another) return to blogging than this one.
Let's take it back a couple of weeks to a trip to Orlando I took with my family to celebrate Mother's Day and my mother's birthday. In general, Orlando is one of my favorite places to go for a quick (and cheap!) trip because it's so calm and CLEAN. That might seem strange to some, but let's be honest, cleanliness is next to Godliness and living in NYC can have you feeling like a sinner.
Speaking of Godliness, this trip was particularly special because we were visiting the new Holy Land Experience park. Y'all. It was a Jesus theme park. I would be bearing false witness if I told you they had to force me to go. I was excited, and with good reason. They literally transformed Orlando into Jerusalem, circa AD 26. The buildings were all designed to mirror what one would assume temples and markets looked like in those days. There were soldiers and civilians walking around the entire park dressed in full costume and in full character at all times. The actors who played notable characters like Jesus, Mary and the disciples stopped to pray for healing and other miracles with visitors. It wasn't just a physical transformation, this went deep.
I've been sitting on these pictures for about 6 weeks now and I wasn't going to write a post about them, but that word is starting to feel like the theme for this year.
See, the thing about transformation is when you need it, you might not be expecting it. But when it comes, you have no choice. Transformation comes in many forms, and usually the catalyst isn't from within. It might be death, life, love, heartbreak or even tragedy. But when it comes for you, if you let it in, it might just be the sweetest thing you've ever met.
Here are a few more pics from the Holy Land Experience!