Today I cried
I have never cried for eight year old me.
Today I cried.
Today I cried for the girl with the pink bedspread.
Today I cried for Annalisa and Pilar and Shelley
and Lisa and Renee and Robin.
Today I cried for you.
I cried tears for the sad in me
and the sad in you.
When I read your comments on the stories I wrote, I cried.
I cried because you said I was brave.
I cried because you said I was strong.
I cried because you said I was beautiful.
I cried because you prayed for me.
I cried because you believed me.
There is healing in tears.
The shortest verse in the bible is: “Jesus wept.” John 11:35
Jesus wept for me.
Jesus wept for you.
I pray for you to heal.
I pray for you to smile.
I pray for you to feel joy.
I pray for you to feel brave.
I pray for you to feel strong.
I pray for you to feel beautiful.
Because, you are.
Now, you just have to believe.
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.