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The list

reading aloud to my kidsshowering in my homewalking in heelsbrushing my teeth with tap waterpushing a grocery cartupping a flight of stairsputting a gallon of milk in the fridgebreathing easily or unassistedtaking a walkwashing my face in the bathroom sinkshutting my car doorsinging a mid-range tunedancing, even just a little bittaking a dish out of the ovensitting comfortably
This is the list of things that I can do now but that 18 months ago I could not.
I could take many words and explain why, but that's not the reason why I'm writing today.
My list was temporary, although it didn't feel that way at the time. My limitations were coming from many directions and circumstances, and they lasted around a year. 
During that time, God gave me increasing clarity about the things that last: God, His Word, my soul, the souls of others.
During this time in 2020 when so many things in life have to cease, I can look at this list, now restored to me, and realize how even the seemingly…