This may come as a surprise to my readers, but I'm a fairly shy person when it comes to my own growth. I don't like sharing it, nor do I like staring it in the face. I still struggle with being 100% honest with how I need to grown and remaining conscious of the fact that growth is slow. Almost imperceptibly slow. We don't really notice we're growing until we look back and think, whoa! Look at all these new leaves!
On our trip to Chicago, Eugenia and I both picked one thing we really wanted to do. Eugenia selected the Garfield Park Conservatory, and I'm so glad she did. What an incredible historic and peaceful place nestled in the middle of a bustling city.
It could not have been a better capstone for our trip. A lot happened at the end of 2018. I am not yet comfortable sharing it here on this blog, but I will say that so much of my heart was on display for the last two months of the year and it felt very uncomfortable. I'm still recovering. I'm still learning and growing.
In the midst of this growth, I am grateful for peaceful reminders like this trip that growth is slow. This conservatory has thousands of beautiful species of plants slowly growing every day. Their growth isn't visible to the naked eye, but the results speak for themselves.
As I continue to grow and sprout new leaves in 2019, I hope I can remember that growth is slow but beautiful. Onward.