One of the biggest challenges I think we all face is believing there is really a light at the end of the tunnel when life feels impossibly unbearable.
Several moments in time come to mind for me: my parents’ divorce; my best friend dying 3 weeks before graduation; a friend from work murdered by her boyfriend; going through my own nasty divorce with three small children; my grandma passing away…
There were so many nights I cried myself to sleep, thinking the pain in my heart would never heal.
And yet it did. Not only did it heal, but it made me stronger as it healed. I learned to hold on during those difficult times and remember that something good will bloom out of the ashes of whatever horrible situation I am facing.
I wonder how many of you have experienced something similar? Or maybe you learned a different lesson through your painful experience? I’d love to hear other stories and perspectives if you feel like sharing.