Love is hard, especially when you are 15.
How do you comfort and counsel someone who is going through their first break up?
What wise words can you share?
What hope can you deliver?
How can you take the pain away?
My daughter laid down on the floor in my office, her head resting on an overstuffed pillow she pulled out from a pile. She told me it was over and began to cry.
All I could do was lay down with her and hug her, gently rubbing her back in small circles like I did when she was a baby.
The tears fell and the words started pouring from her mouth. I just let her talk as I rubbed her back.
Soon, the words stopped.
Her breathing slowed.
The sniffles became fewer.
The swirl of my fingers on her back helping her find her peace.