Who am I?

Starting back this week has been a bumpy ride!  After a relaxing break, time back at my computer has made me feel like everything has sped up suddenly! I have been getting over Covid (it’s still out there!) and reviewing cases of families we are hoping to support with therapy this term… there are so many emails to answer and so many families facing difficult grief or life changing loss.  Can I do this, I ask myself?  And if I can’t… or I can’t keep up…  my self-esteem starts to wobble and I feel overwhelmed.

It brought to mind the words my son’s headteacher shared in the last school assembly in July and sent out in the school newsletter.  She wanted the young people to know “you are awesomely and wonderfully made”.   Young people do ask me in therapy sessions, Why am I here?  What’s the point? or search to know: Who am I?  WHOEVER we are we are awesomely and wonderfully made, special and precious.

And that’s not based on how many emails we can answer or problems we can fix (good thing too!)  Or on knowing exactly what our identity is, yet.  We are “awesomely and wonderfully made”.