by Kenny King
Above all, I want you to know you are loved and lovable. I want you to engage with the world from a place of worthiness. I hope you learn belonging and joy. We will practice courage in our family by showing up and honoring vulnerability; we will share stories of struggle and strength. We will learn compassion by practicing with ourselves and each other. Together we will cry, face fear and grief, and I’ll want to take away all pain, but instead I will sit with you and teach you how to feel and overcome it! As you are on your journey in this world, I won’t be able to live, teach, or love perfectly, but I will let you truly see me and I will truly see you ... and we will celebrate each step of this journey together! The path is long in distance, but we’re always close at heart! I love you with all I have and all that I am! Remember we may not have it all together, but together we have it all!
As we travel on our journeys, people just want to know we care and are there for them. We don’t have to solve their problems, just being able to listen or affirm them is all they want or need. Like I said, they don’t care what we know; they just want to know we care.