Monday, November 26, 2007

Because you love

Imagine this:

You are in a room full of intimidating and important people, and yourself (very average). All are gathered for an in-depth discussion about a topic that is difficult for you to talk about. You are the only one showing emotion, well the only one showing great emotion. You cry through practically the entire hour and a half meeting. And there are no tissues. Oh, and you make a comment that could have been very offensive to several of the people in the room, because you call it like you see it. And several people thank you for making such a comment. Somehow, despite looking like a blabbering fool, the majority of the people in the meeting thank you when all is over, and tell you what a great person you are and how brave you were to be there and to care the way you do. And they all give you hugs. Suddenly no one is nearly as intimidating and titles are stripped away. And when all is said and done, things are going to change in a big way because of you.
It is hard to imagine. And hard to take in. And hard to process in so many ways. And the scar in your heart will never quite heal, but you will learn to let it improve you. And it will change who you are forever.

That was my morning.


Lani said...

I love that you call it like you see it. I love that you have the courage to do and say what needs to be done and said. I really admire that. And I admire how deeply you feel things. I don't know the details about what you're going through, but I am really honored to know you and call you family because of the strength I've "seen" you exhibit at least through your blogposts. You're amazing!

Jenn said...

Sounds like a quite a day! I wish I could be there to give you a hug! You sure are an amazing woman! It's an honor to know you (the above-average important Andrea that you are)!