Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ya do what you gotta do...

People tell me all the time, "I don't know how you do it. I don't know how you go on after losing a child. You are so strong."

To tell you the truth, I don't feel strong. Very often, I feel weak and fragile and frail. I think surviving the death of a loved one is more about perseverance than strength, and I think it's more about honor than bravery.

How do you do it? You dig down deep, pull yourself up by your bootstraps and you put one foot in front of the other. Some days the steps are quick and steady and a brisk pace is kept...some days they are heavy, slow and painful, but forward-moving just the same.

The world spins only forward,, we might as well dance!

Thanks for all the warm wishes today!!