I said a big thank you on this blog’s second anniversary, and now I thank you again. It gives me added strength to stand taller and think more clearly when I have such a wonderful bunch of people surrounding me with a positive force — a force so powerful that I can feel it through all your words.
The good in this force is the same good that can help us to keep moving along the journey on which we have been cast. I have no doubt that if we stick together and help each other onward, we can each live good lives again. It may never be the same, and there will be potholes along the way – if you read through my blog, you will see some doozies I’ve fallen into, and I’m sure there will be more — but life can be good again.
We start this journey in constant pain and sorrow, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. Not forever. Seems like it sometimes, but it won’t be forever. I think there will probably always be moments of pain and tears, and of doubt — oh, the doubts try to kill us — but there will again be room for joy and laughter. It may not ever be the life we would have chosen, but it can be a meaningful and satisfying life again.
My daughter is handling things well, but she is glad for my presence. And I am glad for yours. I’ll be in touch.
Love you all,