LYFE 365
 

LIVING YOUR FAITH EVERY DAY
FAITH SHOULD ENHANCE EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE
I'm in Love
Christine Norman
14
February
2015

Though I met her a long time ago, I am only now coming to understand who she really is. For many years I let what others thought of her influence our relationship. When they didn’t like her, I questioned her relentlessly about what she did to cause it. Convincing her that it had to be her, never considering that they were really the problem. When others loved her so did I. When she fell in love with their approval, I helped her work harder to gain it. Never realizing that all of the time I spent making her acceptable to others was time that I could have used to learn more about who she truly was. Never realizing that I should have tried to convince her that she was enough.


It wasn’t until I helped her heal from the deep wounds–those they caused and those we caused, that I saw her true beauty. I saw all that they missed and ignored. I saw the strength that always kept her from treating them like they treated her. I saw the wit and charm that I know they saw and would never admit to. I saw her brilliance and told her that she would be a fool if she didn’t go after her dreams. Once I started encouraging her, I sincerely hated that I had not been there for her in the past. If anyone should have been there, it should have been me. I was her closest friend but I behaved like an enemy. That’s why I can’t love her enough now. I think she is pretty amazing, and she is me! I have finally learned to love myself…

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