I found this little excerpt that I wrote when cleaning out the old desk in our room.
Sometimes in the midst of the attack, when you are convinced you are fighting for your life, it’s hard to imagine how you will ever survive. But once the smoke starts to clear and the bigger picture starts to show, you realize just what you were being saved from and how going through the experience will make you a stronger and better person. Today, I am thankful for all the things I have been saved from.
I wrote this after going through an extremely hard time. A time when I was betrayed by my best friend. A time when I felt everything important had been stripped away from me. Little did I know that my life would take a turn for the better. It would be simplified in so many ways. I couldn’t see just how thankful I would be for that betrayal and how my eyes would be opened to life’s bigger picture.
So don’t convince yourself that it’s hopeless. Give yourself time to think things through. Just hold on and never give up. Once the initial pain starts to fade, you’ll see the sun again. And once you’re far enough away from the hard times, you’ll see just how much stronger you are.