They say, “out with the old and in with the new” but let’s make sure we don’t completely forget.
Wounds heal over time but, like a tattoo, the scars remain present where we can see them from time to time.
They offer a glimpse into the past if we have the courage to look back.
Although we can’t remember the pain, we can recall who we were in those moments and how we responded to the situation.
We can gain a perspective that the person looking back today is different from before and the pain of the past has helped blossom promise for the future.
It’s a hard thing to do, feeling the old scars, but it’s one of the few ways we can know we’ve grown.
We know we can handle it again despite how big the wounds end up becoming.