I’m not enough.
I’m too much.
It took me a LONG time to realize that both of these statements are catch-phrases for shame.
It also took me a LONG time to realize that both of these statements are lies.
But once I learned to identify the catch-phrases for shame, I also learned to replace them with truth.
I am exactly who I am supposed to be.
A broken, fallible, limited, vulnerable, needy, beautiful, good, gifted, miraculous human. A learning, growing, in-desperate-need-of-grace-and-love, mom and wife and writer and friend. A beloved child of God.
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- To Be Made Well: An Invitation to Wholeness, Healing, and Hope
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