It has to be...
"Love alone lightens every burden, and makes rough places smooth. It bears every hardship as though it were nothing, and renders all bitterness sweet and acceptable."
Thomas A Kempis
I stumbled across this quote today and it is so, so true.
I know that it is early days. I know that the enormity of our recent news is still to hit me, to hit my husband and my family. I know that the ripples will be felt far and wide amongst my friends and community. I know that life feels so surreal at present and I so wish that I could wake now from this dream, but I am holding on tight to the love that my husband and my children so adoringly give to me. The love that I feel for them, so real, profound and infinite, in return gives me strength: it reminds me that I am alive; that surreal as this moment is, I am living it, feeling it and that this isn't a dream. I believe that love will indeed save us and lighten our burden as we learn to take each day as it comes.