So, the last 2 weeks Michelle and I have been separated. Don't worry, not in a “our marriage is in trouble” kind of way, but in a “Following God's call” kind of way. You see, God is doing some big things with our sweet Gabi girl. He has given her a very special gift that we as parents have seen since she was born. People are drawn to her, she has a huge imagination and has an incredibly creative mind. So, Michelle and Gabi have been in Los Angeles the last two weeks following God's call on Gabi's life to be an actor, while I have been back at home in San Antonio. They have been going on auditions for commercials and T.V. shows and getting to know the industry in LA while I have had gigs and commitments I had to fulfill here in San Antonio before I could fly out and join them. If I have learned anything these last two weeks, it is that I am better when I am with my girls.

Our family dynamic is very different than most. We typically spend all day, every day together. We work together, we play together, we eat every meal together, we are ALWAYS together and we love it! Don't get me wrong it's not all happy, blissful, sweetness. Yes, there are days that I have wished I had a “regular” 9-5 job where I could escape from the chaos of the house, but these last two weeks, being alone, eating alone, sleeping alone, and working alone have shown me that I wouldn't trade my life for the world.

Sometimes it's easy to look at someone else's life and wish it was yours. To think “God, I why didn't you give me THAT life? I would be so much happier!”, but I want to encourage you to embrace the life God has given you. Will your life always be just like you hoped and dreamed? Probably not, but you can live every moment trusting that God is holding onto you tight and that He will continue to guide you!

So, as I step off the plane this morning in LA I will grab my girls, hold them tight and thank God for the incredible life that He has given me. A life full of ups and downs, laughing and crying, fulfillment and struggle. A life that, even in my wildest dreams, I never could have imagined.

I just wanted to give you a little peek into my brain and let you know what goes on in there sometimes! Thanks for hanging out with me today.

AuthorJustin Graves
CategoriesMy Life, Family