I think about you every day. I may not see you or get to visit with you like in the past, but I always think about you.
This statement is true for family and friends that I've lost to death or decision. I miss my mother every single day. There are so many things I want to share with her and talk to her about. I miss her voice. I long to hear her sing and to have one more conversation. However if I was able to have another conversation, I would want more and more.
Then there are those, who are still living that chose not to be in my life, but that doesn't mean I don't miss them. Some I may never know what motivated them to cut me out. Some I know the motivation behind it and some I was the cause. With each person that God has brought in and out of my life, I'm at peace knowing he is in control. God is my source, my mother, my father, my friend that is closer than a brother, the reason I live.
He has put a passion in me to inspire and encourage everyone to love and believe they are enough. It doesn't matter what label the world has put on you; boy, girl, transgender, straight, gay, black, white, red, or yellow. You are a living loving being that was created with love and desires to be loved. Just because your choices may be different than your neighbor, doesn't mean you don't deserve love. It doesn't mean they are right and you are wrong. I believe we are all to love each other, not judge. Who am I to judge?? I've never walked in your shoes or experienced all you have been through. I've not felt all your hurts or your highs. It is not for me to judge, but to love.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs." 1 Corinthians 13:4-5
Reflection: Don't let the hurts you've experienced cause you bitterness. Repay the hurt with love. Don't let the small-minded people cause you pain. Repay the lack of understanding with love. Look beyond their faults and grant them the love you desire. This will set you free. It's not about them, it's about you.