The college girl went out shooting with me when she was home last. Though she doesn’t get overly excited about nature photography, she decided to go with to get some ideas for an upcoming engagement gig she got. She prefers taking photos of people. Half of the time, she was taking pictures of me taking pictures. I didn’t care what she was doing. She was with me, and that was enough.
People told me it was going to be hard to let her go. Now, four months later, I wouldn’t use the word “hard. ” Well maybe I would, if I could put “gut-wrenchingly” in front of it.
Times like this day are a gift. I am praying to spend my emotional energy thanking the Lord for these moments, rather than feeling sad about the time we don’t have together. I’ve started a gratitude journal and it really does make a difference. As someone who struggles with depression anyway, it has been a helpful tool for trying to keep my mind out of the depths.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV)