There is a time to be joyful, and a time to be sad.
There is a time to laugh, and a time to cry.
This should be a time of darkness,
and similar situations have previously tormented my soul.
This time however, it's all different.
I feel neither fear nor despair, for there is light in the darkness.
There is peace and there is joy.
There is fulfillment in my heart,
and every time I get back from my mother's hospital room,
I feel overwhelmed with gratitude and hope.
I cannot really describe it -
it is not something I have done through my own power.
It is a gift, and I am so immensely grateful for it.
I know that there are many people out there
who look at my mother's situation and feel despair.
Many who think that we should be angry,
resentful and bitter towards God.
I do not feel any of those things.
My mother is at peace, she is full of hope,
and eagerly awaiting her promised gift.
Although we do not always get the promises that we want,
He always keeps the one he gives.
But no matter what happens in the future,
I do not believe that life can get any better than this.
I never expected my soul to feel such peace in such a dark hour,
but it does.
There is joy and there is happiness.
There is gratitude and there is love.
There is hope.
And all that in abundance.
We have all reason to grieve,
but there is no room left for that in our hearts.
How could my soul do anything but rejoice??