Today I embarked on some relatively deep soul-searching with Annie.
As long as I've given myself sufficient time to reflect and figure out my answers to those two questions, I know that the relationship (whether mostly healthy or not) would be more than worth it. Sometimes life teaches us painful lessons, but they're also priceless. I believe that relationships are meant to help us grow whether or not we end up growing apart or together.
Each time I have a conversation with Annie, I am constantly gaining new insights into my life, my work, my values, my priorities and my character. I can't thank you more, Lord, for placing her in my life as a shepherd to guide me toward greener pastures. I will continue learning, growing and striving to be a servant of Your people, making full use of the gifts that You've given me.