Beauty From Ashes

and here you are living
despite it all
-rupi kaur


This week I had the chance to see my family’s home after the fire. For the last 6 months they have been in the process of rebuilding my childhood home. As I walked through the door, memories began to fill my mind.

I remember turning off the light and laying my head down for sleep in this room. I remember crying countless tears over boys who didn’t like me back or broke my heart. I remember singing into my hair brush and giving each performance my all.


I remember hiding under my blanket afraid to face the bullies in the morning. I remember staying up until dawn with those I was lucky to call friends.


I remember fighting to cope with my Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and praying that Jesus would bring me peace. I remember sitting on my bed and reading books that took me to another world. This is the home that raised me.

The shock of the fire was something I couldn’t shake for months. This rubble couldn’t have once been my room.

38637418_2147345755339894_6120024914410864640_n.jpgThough we have all cried many tears over the accident, we have been surprised to find this season bittersweet. Who could have foreseen how sweet it would be to get a fresh start. An opportunity to create new memories and let the old hurts burn away.

Peace lives in this home, and I know that Jesus has heard every prayer. He brings beauty from ashes.

  1. Hey Jubilee, I am sorry you had to go through this. Unfortunately, we cannot control or change what life throws at us; what we can do however is control our reaction to these events and you are an inspiration 🙂 It is not easy to transform such a dark moment into light and peace and you are doing just that. I send you my best positive thoughts!

    1. Absolutely! That is something I have been trying to focus on. We only have control over our reactions. Thank you for your kindness!💕

    1. Beauty for ashes indeed. God is ever faithful irrespective of our circumstances. Sending you loads of love😘😘😘

  2. I love your honest and raw descriptions of your childhood home and the memories you shared!

  3. The Phoenix always rises from the ashes as a form of rebirth, while this is such a loss you lives are the most important thing and your can rebuild any”thing” and the memories you will always carry with you. Sending you peace love and light.

    1. Amen! I’m so proud of my family for keeping that perspective. From the beginning they have focused on the fact that everyone is safe, things can be replaced. We have what truly matters 💕

  4. Sending you positive vibes! I really enjoyed reading this post because it’s so relatable. Sorry to hear about the fire but I’m glad you are being positive and moving forward!

    1. Thank you Janay! It has been a hard season, but there have also been so many blessings through it all:)

  5. I’m so sorry that happened! thank you for sharing this with us! I am glad that your family house is rebuilt. Sending you loads of love, peace, prayers, positivity, and happiness! ❤️

  6. Beauty fromt he ashes, indeed. Hopefully this horrific episode is well in the past now and you can rebuild better than before, making new memories and keeping some old <3

  7. Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason:)

  8. God allows us to endure certain situations for various reasons, and I pray in time that He will reveal to you the significance of this event. He has so much in store for you, keep up the good work!

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