Despair? Yes of course. Enough to drive away hope? Never!
But now and then little worms of dark emotion and insidious thoughts slither toward my heart and hover at the edges of my soul waiting for that last sliver of hope to fade away. It would be so easy to give in and leave all the pain behind………I get so tired…..
And then I see the angelic smile on the chubby face of a beautiful baby or hear the melodic strains of a song from my youth and all the burdens lift, all the wounds are healed and in that simple, stirring moment I know things will be all right.