I brought out this post, written in February 2018, on this weekend in July 2019 — a weekend where I simultaneously carried deep sorrow and experienced great joy.
Brené Brown says in Braving the Wilderness says we “can lean into pure joy without denying the struggle in the world” My husband says, “two realities can coexist.”
We can hold two things at the same time.
This is hard for me to wrap my mind around.If I am really hurt, I want to really be sad.I want to grieve, mourn, and wail.I want to go all-out Old Testament and rend my garments, put on sackcloth, and smear my face with ashes. I want to fully commit to my feelings.
Once in junior high, I came home at night feeling betrayed by a friend.I ran through the front door of my house, flew up the stairs to my…
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