Our 2018 wasn’t an easy one, but it’s a faith journey and a story filled with hope.
From the outside looking in, it looked easy. Cute pregnancy pictures, a funny toddler, a couple cute houses; the only way to see the muck in the mix is vulnerability.
If you know me know me,
You know I struggled.
If you don’t know me, you just saw my highlight reel.
You didn’t see the tears. The hurting heart. The longing. The mourning over the word “miscarriage” only to find out God is big and we, in fact, were still pregnant.
And it’s ok that you didn’t see it. What I want you all to see now, is what God has done.
Our word for 2018 was expectant. Not because we were expecting (that didn’t come until March) and not because I deserve anything but because He is faithful.
I could have chosen waiting, faithful, or patient
But instead I choose to be expectant of all that He can do, could do, and would do in 2018.
I want to look back over my year and yell out to you “come and see what God has done!’”
None of it was without hardships and some suffering on our ends, but it was oh so worth it. In the moment, I couldn’t see it. In the bad times, it’s hard to remember. (As cliche as that sounds, I really mean it.)
But now, come and see what God has done.
Along with this and many more little things sprinkled in.
Our 2018 wasn’t easy. Full transparency, it might have just been the hardest journey I’ve walked through thus far.
I could choose to look back over my shoulder and only see the muck, but I’m choosing to see The God stories that triumph over it all.
May your memories of 2018 be the good ones, and may your 2019 hold the best that is yet to come.
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