I am reminded as I journey this road of grief, that each of us holds our own pain. To live life honestly is to acknowledge that our hearts hold many emotions, but I do believe that life is painful in varying degrees….
My sister shared this quote today and I find myself reflecting on it throughout the day. I often have sought clarity and resolution and found myself frustrated and despairing, for I am not sure that I can find the resolution to the indigestible ~ to the question of why my brother died at 48 or how to embrace that my sister-in-law now parents four wonderful children alone….
And so I share this quote with you and trust it will speak to more than just me….
“It’s almost indigestible: death, divorce, old age, drugs; brain-damaged children, violence, senility, unfaithfulness. Good luck with figuring it out. It unfolds, and you experience it, and it is so horrible and endless that you could almost give up a dozen times. But grace can be the experience of a second wind, when even though what you want is clarity and resolution, what you get is stamina and poignancy and the strength to hang on.” ~Anne Lamott, “Help Thanks Wow”
And so, my prayer for each of us is that in the indigestible we will find grace and remain thankful for the stamina, poignancy and strength to hang on….
Journey on my friends, journey on…..