The Beacon of Light that Guides You

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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.

When you come to the edge of the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness, faith is knowing one of two things will happen… there will be something solid to stand on, or you will learn to fly