Me Too…

Those are powerful words. Me too

In the midst of our greatest life struggles, there is something inordinately hopeful and restorative to have someone wrap their arms around us and simply say, “Me too.”  I’ve been there.  I know that feeling.  I remember this day in my life too. I survived.  So will you. 

In our hardest moments, we’d never wish our pain on our worst enemy. But when someone whispers, “Me too,” there is a quiet peace that descends.  We are not alone.  

Emotions are a funny thing.  Somehow, they usually don’t feel complete unless they are shared.  When I’m sitting in a theater, laughing at a movie, it’s always so much better when I’ve got friends on either side laughing right along with me.  It’s one thing to eat a perfect dessert at Mozza (butterscotch budino, I’m looking at you), but my first instinct is to push it across the table to Luke.  ”You’ve got to try this.”  When I’m in tears, I call my best friend.  In my worst moments, hearing “Me too,” makes it a little bit better.  The last several weeks have been incredibly emotional for me.  The end of an amazing job that I loved.  Dear friends moving across the country. My sister’s wedding.  My cousin officially joining the Army.  Traveling. Family. Friends. Adjusting to a new normal. It’s been overwhelming.  (That’s actually a nice way of putting it.)  I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to be surrounded with so many people who didn’t feel the need to fix everything right away.  Sometimes they just let me sit in the middle of crazy, absorbing everything and reminding me that it was going to be just fine.   And I am somehow emerging on the other side, alive and well and just a bit shell-shocked.  Life has been quite the adventure lately. 

So – dear friends and far flung readers – just a little note of encouragement today.  You are not alone.  Today is not forever.  Because if you look around, and are willing to share your life with friends and family, I have a sneaking suspicion you will find a lot of others who will smile and say, “Me too…”  

Me too. 

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