Growing is supposed to hurt. That’s why you get growing “pains” not growing “tickles.” I’ve done a lot of growing over the past couple of years (a lot of it, thankfully, has been documented right here on my blog) and, consequently, a lot of hurting as well. I’m certainly not anywhere near done with it yet, either, but that’s okay. It’s all for the glory, right?
My friend and mentor, Eric Case, asked me to share a little bit about my story of growth on his blog. It scared me a little bit because a lot of my story is quite messy, but I agreed to it because the writing is a raw, visual, concrete representation of just how far I’ve come.
Here’s an excerpt:
“Why are you doing this again?”
The words shot out of my mouth like ping pong balls and bounced against the windshield and hit me in the face. Despite the eating disorder treatment under my belt and its offering of some false sense of normalcy, I was still suffering from a disease much more deteriorating. Complete and utter self-hate.
I was sitting in my car, parked about a block from my house and my new husband, with hot tears running down my cheeks.
I’d run away from him again. This time, however, after telling him he would divorce me if he knew what was good for him. Not even a year into our marriage and I had slapped the “d” word across his face and left.
Check out the rest of the post here.
Also, Eric is a very intelligent dude. For posts that will challenge you, make you think differently about the world around you, and probably help you realize that the music library on your iPod needs a face lift, read his blog here.
One thought on “guest post: on growth.”
Thanks for your post on Growth. It is a huge blessing. I am a mother of three and wife to an amazing husband. God has blessed me with so much, yet I continually struggle with the weight of guilt for the way I live out my life selfishly and and often hurtfully to those around me because of my own yucky brokenness. Wounds from my past leave me often so incapable of living out life in Christ. Your story gives me hope! Thanks so much for sharing!