One year & one month
(Oh, Potato Land...)
Think back a month ago, 6 months ago, a year...
I look back one year and one month to when my father died. There is always a part of me that will hurt; but I look back to where I was a year ago, and I am so much stronger now. I'm still living my life, and I'm happy.
A year ago, I was struggling to finish up with tech school, taking "bathroom" breaks to cry and pray and just talk to my dad. Now I can go to work with a smile on my face and I have gained the ability to open up my heart to some people. Even though I felt so weak, broken, and torn at one point, I have grown and slowly been piecing myself back together.
We don't realize it, and we all have our "setbacks," but if you really look at it, you're stronger today than you were yesterday, and the day before. Remember how far you've come, and how much that person loved you, and how much they still love you.
And remember, when God takes someone you love, it is not because He wants you to suffer, it just means He has finished preparing their seat in Heaven.
God bless and stay strong.
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