today, june 20, marks the 25th anniversary of my mom and dad's marriage. officially they are still married, but, if you've been following, you know that only the legal title remains.
i struggled with whether i would blog about this. i thought maybe i'd let the day pass without dwelling too much, mostly for my mom's sake. and then i thought it might be theraputic to address it. it's evident which one i chose.
it is still difficult for me to understand why the best option would ever be to throw away 25 years of memories and love. God can always reconcile people and heal hurts and difficulties they may think are incurable. faith and love and testimonies are built that way.
but for some reason, this is the way my parents ended up. divorced. or they will be soon enough.
all i can hope and believe for is that God is conducting a great orchestra of blessings to be poured out over those who are in the most pain on this day. right now we are walking through the valley of the shadow of death, but the mountain top of redemption and love and glory is just up this last incline.
don't give up. the good times are coming.
Aiming for progress, not perfection.
"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."