Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Everybody hurts

Without going into personal detail, can I just acknowledge something here?

Sometimes I hurt. Sometimes I hurt a little, sometimes a lot.

Don't worry, I am fine. But the past couple of weeks have not been fine. That's just kind of how life works sometimes. I'm coming out on the other side of this one, amazingly intact, and starting to have some pain replaced by wisdom and insight and even peace. But a part of me -- call it the emo part? -- still wants to acknowledge it, to say, this is how I felt. Not, this is how I fixed it, or this is what I learned, or this is who helped me -- but simply, I felt this. I am a real person having a real human experience, and this is how it feels sometimes. And I know I'm not the only one who feels it.

And so, in the spirit of teen angst, this song from my teen years is for all of us.


Thompson Family said...

You are right. We all hurt. I am so glad that you are on mending end now. Thank you for acknowledging your pain with us. If only we all would take wisdom and insight from the pain that we feel. Thank you for your example. God is with you.

Cherie said...

I hurt too. And too often at that. Understanding and love coming your way.

Marlise said...

I love Elder Cook's talk in October conference--"Just wanted you to know, we had a hard time". It's like that sometimes. I love you!