I think a lot about where I’ve been and what I’ve walked through when I look at my son and sincerely pray with the heaviest of hearts that I have travelled all the tough paths so he doesn’t have to. Don’t get me wrong I understand that one day he is going to feel pain, but I am honestly doing my best to fight as many battles as possible so he doesn’t need to.
He teaches me so much about becoming and belonging and reminds me that we all need people in our lives that get us. That lift us up. That keep it real. That make us laugh. That love us with their whole heart and soul, so hard, that we can feel it kissing our bones.
Acknowledging this is important.
Let me take it back to the other day when I caught myself feeling shame around all the time I forgot to check up on these people who fall into this category.
I knew better after all.
So I am writing this as a lesson to me and maybe you, its so important to take ownership of these relationships.
I am no longer willing to not prioritise the people that get me – and that feels good.
I am learning to give myself grace through this journey because I know there will be times when I will have to start this journey all over again and hence this post will serve as a reminder that in itself is ok.