Thinking about things this morning after my kids went off to school.

Abbey leaves wearing her tie dyed shirt in support of her LGBTQ friends.

In middle school I was going to things like Meet You At the Pole and having Bible studies with my friends. My kid is wearing shirts in solidarity with a community that I would have been praying for under the flag.

As I drove past the other middle schoolers wearing their shirts I couldn’t help but think about how differently  my kids are growing up in our household versus my experience at a conservative Christian school. No matter how much I KNOW it’s ok, I can’t help but wonder if I am doing this right. How did I end up at such a different place than I was brought up? Am I hurting my children? Am I truly walking away from everything I was taught to be true?

Now I am home and the thoughts continue to swirl.     And I think, no.

This is not so different from how I was raised. This is two sides of the same coin.

I was taught to love.

I was taught to stand up for injustice.

I was taught to think for myself.

I was taught to see everyone as equal.

I did it differently at age 13, but I wasn’t so different.    Those truths have impacted me deeply and I now live into them in my own way.  

In the end this thought gives me deep peace-

Trust Love.