I cannot do transition alone.
Sometimes I try to, retreating into myself when things get messy.
(Or when the morning sickness takes over.)
But if I want to grow, learn, and thrive during this time,
I need to fill my life with people.
I need friendship, prayer, to be challenged, to be listened to.
I need people to pray for, to love on, to listen to.
My community is sometimes far away.
It looks like texting, FaceTime, and encouraging each other from afar.
My community is sometimes in person.
I meet with friends, settle in with family, let people cook me dinner.
It's girlfriends, family, wiser women.
It's prayer, tears, acknowledging my weakness.
It's laughter, coffee, cheering each other on.
I need people.
I need a few friends who will cheer me on in the midst of transition.
Or who will kick my butt over text message when I start trying to go it alone.
God gave us people. He made us to love one another.
Let yourself be loved, and ask for His grace to love others.
This is community.