What do we do when a loved one finds themselves in what otherwise seems a hopeless situation? When that long dark cloud rolls in, blocking out the light, casting its pall of darkness that so stealthily creeps in and wraps round our souls. Knowing that our words, filled with every ounce of genuine concern and love we can muster, are weightless; lost to the currents in a raging sea of despair.
What do we do?
What do we posses in offering, more powerful than that force of darkness that at times, so effortlessly drags us into the undertow and pounds us mercilessly into the jagged reef; leaving us grappling with nothing, in our violent fight of survival, gasping desperately what might be our very last breath if we’re lucky enough to break the surface.
What do we possess?
Perhaps it takes nothing more than a genuine desire to comfort and a selfless willingness to do whatever it takes to replace the darkness with the light; our light, made up of unconditional love, compassion and understanding the truth of just how fragile we really are…
©2010 by Jill Terry