Thursday, September 19, 2013

In A World Like This

I've been listening to one of the greatest musical albums of all time for the past week. Backstreet's Back, FOR REAL THIS TIME. "In A World Like This" is lyrical genius. I'm especially fond of the following lines:
In a world like this where some back down
I know we're gonna make it.
In a time like this where love comes 'round
I know we gotta take it.
In a world like this where people fall apart
In a time like this where nothing comes from the heart
In a world like this,
I've got you. 
The world mega sucked on Monday. The mailbox held some terrible surprises, just in time to stress me out in an already stressful week crammed with academia and employment woes. But I was reminded of the people who have me in a world like this. Grace perfectly timed a note to counter the awful mail, reminding me of those that care who aren't even in my same state. Tyler endured my ugly crying (what a trooper, so much snot) and the two Amys I recently met at CRU invited me to chat at the Union. They are some of the best listeners. And they encouraged me to feel whatever I needed to and not what people tell me I am supposed to feel. It's perfectly acceptable to be angry now and to continue to be angry in a week. Anger does not define who I am, anger is what I feel. Tyler also reminded me there is no timetable. "Time heals all wounds" is BULLSHIT. Three months later and everything still hurts just as bad as if the betrayal were yesterday. I will not "get over it." That is not healthy. But I will lean on the support my friends offer me. I will treasure the verses they share: "I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God" (Psalm 69:3).
I'm A Very Lucky Girl to have friends like these in a world like this. 

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