A few months ago a woman at my church shared her story about how she found the strength to move on after her divorce. She told us that she was married for five years and within the last year and a half she felt a divide between her and her husband. One day he asked her to pick up something from the store for him and once she returned back to the house all that was left was a note. He said he was sorry and he moved on with someone else.
She told us that she was devastated and for months she couldn’t leave the house or get out of the bed. Her father was the one that pulled her out and got her back in church; which later led to her joining a support group. Months later she was at bible study and shared her story a woman came up to her saying that she was going through the same thing. Through her sharing her story someone else found comfort and was able to find comfort in their common ground.
We all have our journeys that have been traveled and we’re still traveling through the highs and lows of it all. While we do have an image that we want to uphold I want to tell you that there’s power in sharing your story. I’ve discovered throughout the years from you when I read your comments. I write about topics on here that I sometimes don’t have the courage to say to out loud. However, you have embraced me and made this a place where anyone can be comfortable to share.
If there’s one thing that I can say that I’ve learned from you it’s that through sharing our stories we all become stronger and better people. We don’t find strength through the faces and personas that we wear but in our stories about overcoming difficult situations. It helps us connect with one another by knowing that someone else can relate to a portion of our journey.
Whatever your story may be don’t let fear keep you from sharing it with other people. Just like the lady from my church, you never know how much someone else may need it just to keep moving forward.