From the Archives: "Septembered"

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

I am back because I started missing this writing space of mine a lot. Given that today is the last day of September, I thought this 2013 post of mine was a fitting way to come back here. Life is so different now, in a great way. Though I am still changing, it's a relief to realize how far how I've come. 
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"Of course, the world is spinning, always changing, and you know now that the Darkness is not really about you. It’s not a sign that you prayers aren’t strong enough, your Bible reading is a little too lax, your devotion to God is spread too thin. This is about orbit. About angle. About distance from the sun. And listen Love, change takes time . . . Deep down you know all this will be beautiful."
 - Septembering, Addie Zierman


While the weather here in September did not shift to typical fall weather, I do think I have "Septembered" in ways similar to which Addie wrote about. August was a bright turned dark turned bright month. September brought more brightness. But the darkness crept in, most times at the most unexpected moments. Sometimes at very expected moments. But I knew the darkness had nothing to do with me as a person but rather with life and its lessons. And I always held strong to my steadfast belief that it would get better, and better it has gotten. 
 
And though I still have a ways to go, I know change takes time
 
I also know that in time, this will all be a key lesson to look back and reflect on. For it has made me a stronger, wiser, healthier person. Deep down, I know -- in sum, in its own ways -- it has all been beautiful.

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