Friday, January 27, 2012
Being strong doesn’t mean tolerating pain. Begin strong is leaving the abuse. Sometimes, being strong is herculean, especially when your children are lost as you escape from your abuser. In staying strong, think of the words of Poet William Wordsworth who wrote,
“…We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.” from Immortality Ode.
To me, this means Don’t let the results of saving yourself crush you; for the war is not over. Even if you’ve lost your children, they are what’s left behind and they are the catalyst of what will keep you strong until they return.