Beautiful, Leanne. Nothing more I can say.
“Some day, in years to come, you will be wrestling with the great temptation, or trembling under the great sorrow of your life. But the real struggle is here, now, in these quiet weeks. Now it is being decided whether, in the day of your supreme sorrow or temptation, you shall miserably fail or gloriously conquer. Character cannot be made except by a steady, long continued process.” —Phillips Brooks
I almost don’t need to say another word. That quote is so full of wisdom, admonition, conviction and fortitude.
I have been struggling under the great temptation and trembling under the great sorrow of my life for 3+ years, now. Indeed, who would not after losing a beloved child? My great temptation has been to say, “away with it all” and sit at home, nursing my wounds, angry at God and everyone who has anything to say about death, loss, healing…
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