Courage to Make it Through Today

We all have them. Tough times.  Sometimes it is illness or job loss. It could be heartache, discouragement, or the loss of a loved one.  Often times, these things can  try our faith and our strength to keep carrying on.

I have been where you are. I am there now. It has been almost six months since my daughter died. It is tough to find the courage to keep facing each day. I struggle, even now.

I  often think about how she lived every minute of her life to the fullest. She packed more fun and passion into her short 20 years than most people do in their entire lives. I think about the love she had for others. The service she performed on behalf of hundreds of people. The love for her family. The fun she had. The impact for good she had on everyone she met.

Wall that Laney's friends painted

And I want to be just like her. Knowing that my daughter was that type of woman is one of the things that gives me the courage to make it through today. It is my hope that through this blog, I can  inspire and encourage those of us who are facing our own struggles. Maybe in the meantime, I will learn something myself about the courage to make it through today, and then to try again tomorrow.