There are times in life when we struggle,

or when the people in our life struggle,

or when you are both struggling because you pass the stress back and forth

like a virus,

because you are both hurting and you just want to help each other. 

And sometimes,

you can't. 

You just can't help much.

Not because you don't want to. 

But because maybe you can't offer up

what that person needs,

or you haven't been through what they have,

or that person needs to go through some of this alone,

and they need to figure it out,

and it hurts to be witness to their pain and hurt,

but you know that it's what needs to happen,

for eventual healing to occur. 


And it's hard.

Really hard. 

But love is a verb,

and if you really love someone, 

you stay beside them and you figure shit out. 

And when it gets hard,

you just ask more questions and become more aware,

so that you don't miss anything important. 


I can't say much more than these vague sentences,

but Love will triumph,

and we will make our way through this

latest of struggles.

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  • Lisa Richardson
    commented 2018-11-09 23:45:22 -0800
    Love is many things, and one of those is strength….lean on it when you need to. Sending strength