love is never
"Throughout my journey, I have met thousands of children and youth who’re biding their childhoods away in out-of-home care, and foster care, wondering what will become of them and wanting to know how to traverse the course they’re on. From group homes to fictive kin homes, from transitional housing programs to emancipated young people with no place to land, these children are doing what they can to just get through another day. Some seem to thrive more than others, while there have been many who’ve felt they can’t afford to dream
beyond an inch of their breath.
This is the task of anyone who carries the burden of his or her own “unworthiness” to learn to give one’s own self merciful favor while standing in the blistering heat of a primal wound; to seek refuge within one’s own heart; and to wipe someone else’s fatalistic narrative of what their life will be from their conscious, hand it back to the disbeliever, and say “I believe this belongs to you.” "