*This is the unexpected second part to a post I wrote titled, “Alone.”
To the girl sitting on the stone wall. Alone.
Do not despair; lean into me and hear me well. No one sees what is inside, not yet. Young minds and blind hearts don’t know how to seek beyond what shows on the outside. There is something special inside of you that your peers do not have.
You know how it feels to sit on the outside and feel pressed in by judgement, mockery, and neglect. You know how the pain of harsh words seeps through the tender outer layers of resolve and settles right into the core of the spirit.
Because you know, you have a sensing heart. One day, you will see those who are lost. You will befriend those who are friendless. You will encourage those who are discouraged. You will comfort those who are lonely. You will because you will sense and know their pain.
As you place an arm around others, you will walk together in a journey, discovering what it means to love and be loved despite what makes you different. You will learn that what makes you different is what makes you beautiful… and you will share your story with others helping them understand that you know.
You will find purpose in loving and lifting up others; inspiring your peers as you navigate life, learning who you are, sharing your insight, and seeking out what God has in store for you.
I know all this to be true because I am you.
Take heart, for you are beautiful and valuable and worthy to be heard. You have great purpose. Lift your head and cast your eyes outward; I promise, in time, you will see what I know to be true of you. You who sits on the stone wall. Alone.