Over seven years ago, I started a painful journey toward becoming myself.
Lately I have been contemplating some things I’ve learned since beginning this journey in 2007. So, in truth, my gift list this year is a compilation of lessons I’ve learned over the past seven and a half years but maybe only fully realized within the past year.
I consider these lessons learned to be great gifts I received from mentors in my life who are on the same journey. I get to place my feet in their footsteps, to ask them for help when I stumble, and to humble myself and ask for prayer when my own prayers seem insufficient and when my own faith feels feeble.
I have learned to be honest.
I haven’t always had the capacity to be fully honest with others, not even with God. I tried, rest assured, but I somehow seemed to…
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