Faith

images"Faith is the bird that sees the light and sings while the dawn is still dark."  Rabindranath Tagore

Someone I love very much is going through a difficult time right now,  facing a challenge that each of us always hope never to face.  When we talk I find myself wanting to say have faith, you are strong enough to deal with this, and on those days that you don't feel strong you have everyone who loves you ready to lift you up on their shoulders and carry you.

Have faith that there is someone watching over you and surrounding you with His light and love.

I wish I could shield this person I love from all pain and hurt, but the truth is that each of us face dark moments, each of us find our faith tested at some point in our lives.  It's not fair, it is so unfair that life has to be this way.  And at times like this I hate all those pithy sayings that are meant to bring us comfort.  Because really, sometimes life just sucks, and there is no other way to put it.

I want to say have faith in yourself, you are strong, you are resilient and you are brave.

I want to say have faith in all of us that love you, that we are here for you however you need us to be.  You are not alone, you are never alone.

We're here.