I didn't want to wake up, but the bird outside wouldn't shut up. I'd reached an emotional low and I needed a proven solution that would help me.
“How comfortable am I supposed to be on this side of heaven?” The challenge of our earthly life is to wait for what we know will come but cannot be at present: consistency, constant safety, and social unity.
Every cell in my body grieves the ensuing loss of the familiar. My mind races forward. No more fresh off the pan grilled cheese. Or spontaneous lunch outings to our favorite pizza place. No more me being the first person to say, “Good job!”