I never expected living in real community would break my heart.
I didn’t expect it to be the hardest conversations I’ve ever had.
I didn’t expect it to make me lay everything out on the line.
I didn’t expect the tears I would cry or the pain I would feel.
But I also didn’t know that I could hurt without wounding.
I didn’t know the freedom in saying what I really felt.
I didn’t know what it felt like to be loved.
I didn’t know how to trust others with myself.
I didn’t realize I don’t have to try so hard.
Now I know and I never want to go back to the way things were.