A year ago, you didn’t know you could be this strong. You didn’t know that all along, courage was rising up within you. Back then, it just seemed like you were trying to make it through. It just felt like you were trying to survive when all of the odds were stacked against you. You didn’t realize that every late night you fought through and every early morning you woke up to was a beautiful Light-woven reminder that you were far from finished yet. It did not feel like it then, but the seeds you were sowing were being watered. What seemed like it was only rain was actually the nourishment you needed to grow into the next stage.
Strength might not feel like strength in the moment, but the beautiful thing is, you still have moments like this to reflect, and remember just how far you have come. You have moments like this to finally acknowledge that you didn’t just “make it through.” Strength was rising up within you.
Morgan Harper Nichols