730 days ago I gave you a hug.
A long, but oh-too-short hug.
And in these 730 days I have done lots of things.
I started high school.
I watched my aunt die.
I've spent a lot of nights dancing.
A lot of mornings dressing.
A lot of school days working.
I've won two science fairs.
I've practically failed Algebra out of laziness.
I read To Kill a Mockingbird which is my new favorite book.
I've been to sleepovers, learned to drive, and re-organized my room.
I've danced in weird, extremely long performances,
toured collages with my older sister, and celebrated the baby of the families 9th birthday.
It's been joyful and beautiful, messy and complicated, lonely and full.
The past 730 days have sucked up energy, motivation, perseverance, and grace, only to have God fill me when I ask.
I have asked and revived.
I have forgiven, and been unjustly forgiven.
I have been judged, and judged others.
I have cried out to God asking for direction.
Life has moved on.
Storms have passed.
Sunshine has radiated.
Rain has fallen
and flowers have grown.
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned in life; it goes on."
God is faithful, and has unending love.
He will guide our steps.