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Merriam-Webster defines belong in many ways, but the second part of the second definition says this:
to be attached or bound by birth, allegiance, or dependency
This definition drew me in.
There are days I float along, feeling alone, feeling apart, feeling far away. Living in Alaska will do that to a person, when her loved ones are thousands of miles and thousands of dollars away.
But I belong to Jesus. I belong to my husband. I belong to my girls, even though day by day they become more independent of me. I belong to the chapel congregation, I belong to the women's ministry, and I belong to a unique ministry online.
Even if I feel apart, left out, or ignored, I really do belong.
Sometimes it is good to remember that. Especially on the days when I feel otherwise.