2018, you were my roughest year to date.
I’m fairly un-charismatic when it comes to expressing somber emotions. I tend to get uncomfortable communicating those raw and often unattractive feelings; they’re typically reserved for a select few (lucky them).
So, typing beyond this post’s initial sentence and detailing how 2018 affected me and my husband feels odd. We experienced death in a way we never have. We experienced loneliness that naturally accompanies death’s void. We ventured into, and through, the valley that is finding our niche in life…in our thirties, BUT despite all of this I know 2018 had its bright spots too.
Despite the past year’s overwhelming emotions and frustrations, it also contained warm instances of everyday life. It had small, sweet moments; moments that were often overlooked.
As an act of remembering God’s goodness in a season that felt very un-good, I want to raise my own proverbial Ebenezer stone. I want to highlight a handful of moments in 2018 that may look mundane to the naked eye, but in hindsight they were actually God given to remind me of His love.
Capturing a laugh unbeknownst to the camera’s subject, watering plants, or quiet mornings at home enjoying prism rainbows may not seem notable, but each instance was significant to us. These fleeting moments gave us enough momentary reprieve and joy to propel us into the following minutes, hours, days.
Here’s to remembering the past year; it made us stronger and somehow simultaneously softer.