Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Struggles

A year ago, my sister, in her infinite wisdom, wrote this wonderful blog post. I am (was?) the person in her life struggling with love. It's hard to know real love, when you're sure you've never seen it or felt it.

I have a friend in my life now, who is struggling with some of the same issues I've dealt with. She's in a tough situation. I won't/can't tell her story, it's not mine to tell. I just know that she's struggling right now. I know where she is, and what she's going through, because I've been there myself.

It's hard for me because I want to make it right for her, I want to make it easy, I want to take away the hurt, the confusion, the frustration. The problem is, I can't. And even if I could, I wouldn't. Because she has to go through this and learn. Learn things about herself, that only she can find out for herself.

I know that when it comes to love I'm not an expert. I'm far from it. I know what NOT to do, I know how to screw it up. I am learning how to fix it, and I'm learning about love, real love, honest love. I'm learning patience and trust and communication. Things she still has to learn.

I love her, and I hope someday she finds what she's looking for. I hope someday she figures out what she's looking for and what it will be that makes her happy. I know this quest she's on is not easy. But I know she's strong enough to get through it.

2 comments:

Beth said...

I think she'll be able to get through anything as long as she has friends like you.

Junebugg said...

Words of wisdon. They say what doesn't kill us will make us stronger but damn, it hurts to reach that point