Just as Gypsy Mama says - five minutes, as is, no edits.
Go for it!
Growing, it's painful. Stretching and learning and realizing that sometimes these things are not easy to do. Stepping outside of that comfort zone. My mom will be (is supposed to be) moving in with us soon. It's not that I don't want her here, I worry that we'll hinder her ability to "grandma" to the kiddos. And she'll feel something like the sore thumb. A change like divorce followed by the realization that you can't live on your own has got to be one of those times when the growing pains really hurt.
I remember when I learned the hard way that we don't plan our family size or timing. That was a grow-ing time for me. I grew in understanding and love, developed a stance on compassion and loss through miscarriage that I had no idea was such a common and real thing.
Go and grow. Through life, through the pain, in the love and strength of Our Father.
He will water us and feed us so long as we turn to Him. He will ease those pains, those growing pains when it all seems overwhelming and impossible.
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Yup, sounds like the best advice yet.
Thanx, Happy Friday!!