My Inspiration & Your Invitation
My name is Ash Johnson. First and foremost, I believe in God and I freely and humbly declare that Jesus is my Lord and Saviour. I’m 31 years old. I am wife to Kieran, mummy to Harvey and step-mum (known as “Emmy”) to Molly and Jethro. We are a new step-family. We have good days, we have bad days, we have fears, and together we are navigating our way through the brokenness and messiness of life.
Prior to this present chapter of my life, I was a widow. On 2 July 2011, I married the man of my dreams, Cam Harris. I can’t even begin to explain how Cam changed my life. Sadly, Cam passed away of multiple myeloma on 19 August 2011. If you’re quick to work out the math, you’ll know that’s less than seven weeks after we were married. Cam was an inspiration to hundreds, most likely thousands, of people across the world, and most of all to me. I was in awe of him the first time we met and my admiration for him grew deeper every day we spent together during the one year we shared. One of the many things Cam inspired me to do, was to start journalling again. I’m not sure how this blog will grow in future, but for a time it will express the rollercoaster and loneliness of grief that so many of us experience and explore my journey with our Heavenly Father. I can only aspire to follow in Cam’s footsteps to write with raw honesty. Though I’m not sure I can match the humour expressed throughout Cam’s blog (www.thewalkbeside.com), Cam was unique in his ability to always find laughter in the darkest hour.
For the blessed life that I have, for my amazing husband and my little pre-prepared family, for the cherished love I shared with Cam and for the love and grace from God, I give Him all my praise and all the glory. I am ever-grateful.
I invite you to read, ponder and comment. I enjoy having my thoughts and ideas explored, affirmed, expanded and challenged, so please comment freely, honestly and respectfully.