I will meet you at the place. The place where it hurts.
I will meet you in your pain. I will hold you through your grief.
I will meet you in the place where your dreams shattered off the wall.
I will join you in your tears. I will drop my hand gently on your back when you’re sobbing. When you’re curled up into a ball with your back turned away from the world.
I get it. I understand. The rest of the world should be crying too.
I will journey to that place with you.
The hurting place.
That place where I have been before.
I know the way.
I don’t need a map.
I see you. Your eyes. I hear you. The words you don’t have to say. I feel you. Your pain. The after shock.
I recognize your broken eyes. I can sense your empty, crowded brain.
I can help you take a breath.
I can tightly hold your hand.
I can hug your shaking body.
I can sit up against the wall with you.
If you only will let me in.
I’ve been to the hurting place many times before.
I know it can be an awful, lonely and scary place especially if no one ever comes to knock on the door.
Let me help you. Hold you. Hear you.
Let me in.
When you’re ready, I will lift you up. We can take one step and then another. Or we can stop and take a break.
I will be with you. You don’t have to look up. Yet. You will know that I’m there. We can journey to the healing place.
I’ve been there before too.
I will show you the different paths that I have tried.
Maybe you will see a different way. We can journey together.
Next to each other.
We will make it to the healing place.