Reflection is difficult. This project takes time each day that I am used to sharing in other ways. It takes more time because I need to calm the life, mind, and heart to really get to the bottom of each topic. It isn’t an easy task. Really it is a commitment to calming the waters every single day and seeing what is really there.
This year as I look back at the month, I can tell where I was able to reflect well. I see my heart. There were other days when I just couldn’t/wouldn’t go more in depth. As much as I want to share everything, there are some things in that reflection that could cause pain or hurt to others. Those are the pieces missing from my reflection, my movements in the water.
I thought this image was fitting for today. Taken while on date night with my husband, it is a picture of the new theater being built on the University of Iowa campus. It is clear that the moving water doesn’t allow for a detailed reflection. We simply get the big or brightest pieces.
I think that are times in our lives when we focus can only see those big or bright parts. Here is the thing, if those pieces are good memories, we feel good but we might miss out on growth. On the other hand, if those spots are bad, we focus on the wrong things and we miss out on healing. What if you could take the time to see the whole picture. That is what the #CaptureYourGrief project does for me.
As this month of blogging comes to an end I am thankful for the topic of reflection. That is truly what this month is about. Reflecting on the life we held, the love we still have, and the grief through it. Thank you to everyone who has followed the journey this year. Thank you to Bri for posting every day to Lach’s Legacy’s Facebook page. Thank you to my husband who has let me off on a few messy house days this month. Thank you for letting me spend an entire month calming my heart and reflecting upon the good times, bad times, and the little life that is still so loved.