The hardship of life

“Why is it we must suffer the loss of something so dear before we realize what a treasure we had?
Why must the sun be darkened before we feel how genuinely impossible it is to live without its warmth?
Why within the misery of absence does love grow by such bounds?
Why must life be this way?
It is a strange existence where such suffering makes us far better people.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Eena, The Curse of Wanyaka Cave


It is said that we never truly appreciate what we have, joy and love without first experiencing loss.  And I find this to be true.  I’ve faced many hardships, from the loss of loved ones, moving cross country and around the globe, to losing touch with old friends— simply becoming lost in a new place, new faces, new job, new ways of doing things.

But we all must persevere.  They say God doesn’t give us more than we can handle…sometimes I wonder about that.  Why does He test His children???

Then I think back—-knowing I always came out on top…I kept pushing forward fighting and grasping on to Hope……….never letting go.

Hope keeps me going.

My favorite word.

Wrapped in it is a promise of a better future.


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