I got you
I whispered this to my youngest daughter a few nights ago as I held her tight.
She hadn’t been feeling good. She had a little fever, a little diarrhea (sorry if that’s TMI) and I could tell she felt miserable.
I just held her tight and said, “I got you, Mae”.
What’s worse than going through a painful season of life, is going through a painful season of life alone.
Recently, a few people with a significant amount of influence walked through the painful process of deconstructing their faith.
An article I read described the pain of deconstruction so magnifying because it’s not just confronting life-long beliefs that are tied to our community of friends and family, it's often done alone. The solitude and potential expulsion is the worse part.
Whether it’s perceived or actual rejection, going through painful experiences alone should never be the case. I’m fortunate to have family and community that embraces me first, regardless of beliefs, questioning and doubt. And I’m grateful that I get to be there for others too.
Just know that whatever season of life you find yourself in, you don’t have to walk it alone.
I got you.
Thanks for reading.