I woke today to find this quote on my stepson’s FB page. TC is a man of few words usually. He been through a lot in his 38 years and usually quite stoic so I was quite surprised to see it.
I don’t know if he wrote it or not, and I have yet to research its origins …… and No, I don’t feel it was aimed at me. He is dealing with his own battles right now and finding the bitter taste of humble pie intolerable , as well TRYING to be there for his father TJ ( who is also in crisis ) which is next to impossible. Trust me, I know.
I remember the last time my stepson and I had meaningful conversation several months ago, we were on the phone for hours and it was nice to catch up.
His parting words were ” I believe your faith will get you through this!”
“Mom” he said. I can hear it in your voice, this deep abiding spirituality. You’re going to be ok.”
I could hear the LOVE ( and dare I say, smile) in his voice as he said it.
I can’t explain it, but I was beaming with pride in that instant. That this kid ( not a kid anymore , who I raised for five years when I was just a kid myself, had so much insight. That some of my beliefs had rubbed off on him. Heck, I did something RIGHT!!!
Anyway, his insights were RIGHT ON about me.
I have lived much of my journey powered on little more than faith. This way of thinking has gotten me through a lot of todays and tomorrows ( especially in the last two years )
Today I woke AGAIN ( like I do most days ) with hope in a new day.
But I am weary! So very weary! And worried….. and stressed!
And the DAY is long from over.
I have lost so much of my worldly possessions, I can’t afford to lose my faith too, because that is the only thing keeping me going at this moment.
Thanks so much for listening.