In the midst of a major crisis in my family life I realized that this week pushed me past any other stressful event my life has seen. Divorce, custody issues, selling my home, moving, and a diagnosis had nothing on what I experienced this week.
The blessing is that perhaps I had to go through all of those things in order to really ‘get’ this experience and have the strength to endure.
Somewhere in the midst of the chaos, I found peace. Peace in knowing that no matter what, I am not in control and that I have choice to surrender to any outcome. I detach from the pain and courageously move through this. I allow myself to feel the pain without guilt and judgement. I allow it to just be.
This requires grace. This requires faith.