I’ve been real with you folks from the moment I started writing on this laptop.
I considered letting this go. I considered being silent. I considered not being vulnerable.
Then I remembered how awesome it was that first vulnerable post and I got a hug I desperately had needed. I’m going to remain in that spirit now.
Folks, I crapped myself.
There’s just this moment of going “no no no NO NO NO NO NO! Crap”.
Ever change a kid’s stinky diaper and wonder how you’re gonna get it all clean? Try doing that to yourself. After my shower I sent a text “Baby, I don’t know how to tell you this, but I shit myself.” Her response “OMG!!!! I’ll call you in 15”. I haven’t been feeling all that well and I’m on a lot of medication… Wait, I don’t need to justify it. The point is, I crapped myself. Isn’t that enough for you?
Why am I telling you this? It’s not just for the sake of vulnerability. It’s because sometimes you need to lay things out there – either to try to laugh through a rough patch, or to know you aren’t alone.
Then there’s Alan Chambers. He let it all out there over the past 2 days. Alan Chambers is the president of Exodus Ministries International. He wrote a letter of apology to the LGBTQ community and is shutting it down. I watched a live broadcast with Lisa Ling and him this afternoon and he totally admitted fault. He said that there isn’t a “cure”. He said that the words they used in the past were wrong. He shut down his own job. He publicly chose to humble himself. I heard it today described as the “Gay Berlin Wall coming down”.
I can respect a man who craps himself like that.