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The weak points are what help me today.

I at 39 and she at 9 struggle have struggled

with the same things.

She wrote something that made me stop

Her last journal entry was on my laptop

I couldn’t help but feel sad as I learned

that she was struggling with friends

She was tired of secrets and being told no

I thought about friends

and my experience

We talked, shared ideas and

got to a place

A place where she could lean into

spending time with people who believed she was

worth it.

I told her never to beg.

Never to beg for

Friendship, love or a job.

I told her she was in control, and

should never be mean, but also could set boundaries.

I told her not to drop the friends who had always been there

I told her I had been there and knew a lot about dealing with friends

I told her fourth grade is tough, but she will always figure it out.

I told her to pray about it.

I prayed about it.

Tonight I remembered a lot about friends.

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I am a wife, mother, educator, writer, reader and marathon runner. I blog at EnjoyingEveryMile.com and chase my impossible. Follow me on Twitter at @lmcdonell14

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