That is how long I cried after reading an email yesterday.
I was so confused. Bewildered. Sad. Frustrated. The note was eerily similar to messages I have received for years. There were even similar words used. I thought about it all afternoon and evening. Then I tried not to think about it, but the words would not stop echoing in my head.
About 11:00 I sprawled out on the couch with a blanket over my head.
You are not enough. And also you are too much.
I realized the two phrases that have haunted me for years were the underlying theme of the email.
And then I recognized that those phrases were a lie. On my own I may not be enough or I may be too much, but in Christ I am a beloved child of God. I will live in that truth.
Therefore I will keep speaking the truth, even if it hurts.