This diary entry is part 26 of 29 in Lily's diary dated 12 - June 2022

Hi! It’s me! Lily!!!

After I got home from work today Sabby wanted to talk to me.

She told me I didn’t have to go to church anymore if I didn’t want to.

Of course I asked her why.  It seemed important to her.

It is, she said.  But when she said that church wasn’t a place to be yourself, she remembered how her foster parents also made her behave a certain way in church – and then she remembered how she behaved when she wasn’t in church.  She didn’t want me to get the idea that church is full of hypocrites, who just go because they have to, and behave a certain way because they have to.

She did ask me to start praying though.  I don’t know.  It feels silly.  She said I don’t have to pray for anything or anyone… just say something to God.  I…  guess?  Can’t hurt, I guess.

So I guess I “won” this one, without damaging our relationship too much.  Dave was right, though.  She always does the right thing, just, sometimes, it takes a while.

Anyway, Liz came over, and we practiced some more.  Her recital is two weeks from now.  It’s starting to sound really good!!!

After, I taught her a little more Japanese.  Like how to say the cardinal directions, or left and right, etc.  She’s a quick study!

It thundered a bit tonight too!!!  Lots of booms, but not much rain.  Aww.

Love you all!!! ❤

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