Good Friday

So I’ve decided to try and continue my blog. I feel like I need some motivation to get back into my photography, which has really taken a back seat. Anyway, I came to my blog and see this post I had written back on Good Friday, 2012, that didn’t get posted, so I thought I’d share it now. Hard to believe that’s been 3 years ago now. I’ll get to a more recent post soon. The photo I’m sharing with this post, is one of our new additions, Nova. We kinda love her! 

Today is Good Friday. And for me, it marks one year from the date my life was forever changed. A year ago, I would have told you there’s no way this could be a good day. But what a difference a year makes. And this one…. this one is different.

If you would have told me a year ago, or even six months ago, that I would be sitting here, still alone, and be ok with it, I would have told you you’re crazy! But I am, and that’s ok. I know I’m on God’s time. And in time, things will be as they are meant to be.

I’ve been looking forward to this Spring for the past 6-9 months. For one main reason, the hope that my daughter would be back home. But I’ve come to realize that it’s about more than that. Spring signifies growth. New beginnings. And there’s a lot I have to be thankful for. The growth that I’ve experienced over the course of the past year. The birth of new life from within. And new beginnings of my own.

I still feel the pain of the past year. I’m not sure that will ever go away. I can only hope it fades with time. Thankfully, I’ve been able to move on in spite of it. And will continue to do so. But I also have to appreciate it for what it has taught me. I can choose to focus on the pain, and the hurt it causes, or I can choose to focus on the learning I’ve experienced as a result. I choose the latter. After all, if not for the lessons we encounter, we don’t grow. Unfortunately, some of the best lessons in life are also the most painful.