I honestly don’t know how much strength it takes to keep on after a big loss(es). You have to be as strong as ____. What would fill in the blank? Steel, a superhero, a diamond? Nothing on earth can prepare anyone to endure certain losses.
What is my truth? I will just list some words that apply. Losing parents, siblings, divorce, empty nesting, losing homes.
Those are some of the losses.
These are the wins:
The love of my children, the love and support I receive through friends, family and strangers. The amount of love I still have in my heart to give to others. Finding my truth, my voice and the strength to help others who have even greater suffering than I do.
I choose to share what it is that keeps me going after all the things I’ve suffered and endured because it is there for those who seek, for those who are out of options, for those who are tired. It’s there for those who have cried enough, who are sad and sinking. It is available just for the asking.
It’s’ the love in God’s strength. That is where it comes from I believe.
I don’t know how anyone can live in this fallen world where things happen to us that we didn’t expect, that’s where my faith has come in and has helped.
“I can do all this through him who strengthens me.”