It Gets Better

I found us in a photograph

I saw me and I had to laugh

You know, I’m not who I was

-Brandon Heath, “I’m Not Who I Was”


You know how a song can bring you back, remind you of memories you’d forgotten? It can take you back to good times and fill you with nostalgic joy, but it can also take you back to hard times and bring inexplicable sadness with it.

Last night the song “Touch the Sky” by Hillsong came on, a song I listened to a lot last summer, and I experienced the latter. Last summer was…problematic. It was one of the more dry seasons I’ve ever experienced. Freshman year I grew in my faith like a child growing in the first year of life. I transformed from a newborn baby believer to someone who could walk on her own. It was growth like I had never experienced before.

And then summer happened.

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