The Beacon of Light that Guides You
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Yesterday was a day filled with emotion. And those emotions ran from one end of the scale all the way to the other. It was a day that started and ended with conversations with moms dealing with similar circumstances; caring for young adult children whose lives where forever altered because of one moment in time.
Lives filled with incredible grief, pain and loss. Days filled with uncertainties and battles; not only from the injury within - but from the assault outside. The paperwork; the system; the wait. Adrift at sea at the mercy of the changing tides.
Such different circumstances - different stories. Yet, at the helm of each, guiding her ship with a steady hand, a mother. Determined to navigate through any storm and bring her precious cargo safely to home port. One mom fortunate to have a first mate, right hand, who shares her passion and vision for the journey. Both steadfast in their quest.
It was an emotional day. I cried and I laughed and mostly I was awed and inspired. And throughout the day I kept thinking what keeps someone going and yet I know the answer. It is the unconditional love, the bond that is never broken, that cord that is never truly cut. It is the beacon of light that guides you.