I wish I understood earlier that love doesn’t hurt and love doesn’t test. Love is unconditional and you have to give it that way and just as important, expect it to be given you that way. Faith is the same. Faith is not rewarded. It just is. Things are always how they are supposed to be based on your faith in where and who you are.
If I had understood, I could have saved myself a lot of energy wasted on the ‘wrong’ people and the ‘wrong’ things. On the other hand, wrong always teaches right. It’s not the only way to learn right – but ‘wrong’ is a damn good teacher.
I had to live awhile to live what love and faith means for me now. Acceptance is a gift of growing-up.
So – well – there is nothing I wish I understood earlier.