One Year From Now

Here’s to the things we hear in the trenches.

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We’re coming up on the one year anniversary of one of the hardest times in my life.

In October/November of last year, right around November, things felt completely stuck. We were beginning to think we might not be able to have kids. Deanna started getting pretty sick. I had a planned trip fall apart. We ran into a chain reaction of one complicated thing after another.

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Gabby Bernstein once said, “We can accept that even the tough moments are divine lessons that guide us back to love.”

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That sounded great, but things felt too foggy for divine lessons. I felt too frustrated to pray. Venting was more of an accurate picture. I heard one thing in reply, something too good and specific that I wanted to dismiss it as my mind playing tricks.

“In one year, you will see how good I am.”

Like I said, weird. Overly specific. Too good to be true. But also just enough to make me curious about the future.

The reason I get so excited about using any creative tool to excavate hope in hard places is because I’ve had that to me a number of times.

Baby is due 11/7 but most likely, we’ll meet in a month.

Philippe Lazaro